Joseph L. Baldesari, United States Navy retired, 93, husband of Patricia Baldesari, entered into eternal life on, Friday, October 5, 2018.
Joe was born in Middleport, PA on June 22, 1925. When he was 12 years old he moved to New York City to live with his mother. It was there that he met and married his teenage sweetheart Patricia Dye on November 5, 1946.
Joe joined the Navy and during his more than 20 years of active duty, he and Pat were stationed in many places in the United States and abroad. He retired in 1963 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard in the Supply Department until his retirement from Civil Service in August of 1980. Upon retirement from Civil Service he was employed as an independent consultant for 10 years.
Joe was a life member of the Elks Lodge 242 of Charleston where he enjoyed playing golf on Tuesdays and being a member of the bingo and food committee.
In addition to his wife of 72 years, survivors include son Robert and his wife Catherine; daughters, Heather and her husband John Brabham, Nancy and her husband Robert McConnell and Patty and her husband John Stover; brother, Russell and his wife Mary Jo; sister Linda Perry; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
They family would like to thank Dr. Charles Smith, the medical staff at Roper St. Francis 4HT and Roper Hospice Cottages for the compassionate and loving care they each extended during his brief illness. A memorial donation may be made in his honor to Roper Hospice Cottage in Mt. Pleasant or the Elks Lodge 242 in Charleston.
A private family memorial will be held in November.
Arrangements entrusted to PALMETTO CREMATION SOCIETY, 11 Cunnington Ave., Charleston, SC 29405. 843-722-2555.
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