Joseph Sciachitano Obituary

Joseph J. Sciachitano
Joe Sciachitano
Joseph J. Sciachitano

March 11, 1918 - November 16, 2008
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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JOE SCIACHITANO 90 years old died after a short battle with Lung Cancer on Sunday November 16th at 9:30am, 2008 at the Taylor House in Des Moines, IA.

Memorial services are at 11a.m. Wednesday the19th of November at Westover Funeral Home; 6337 Hickman Rd with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will take place at 10am which is one hour prior to the time of service.

Joe was born on April 11th, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa; he was the eldest son of Vito and Marian Sciachitano.

Joe attended school in Des Moines and then served in the Air force during WWII with the 93rd Bomb Group in the 330th Bomb Squadron in England. While he was there he met Laura Signini, his wife of 64 years while dancing at the "Astoria Dance Hall". When he asked for her hand in Marriage he had a unique proposal, saying, "Lolli, how about moving to America and growing old with me?" And they did just that, they were married on August 26th, 1944 in England on Laura's 23rd Birthday.

He worked for 46 years at the Des Moines Union Railroad as their Chief Cashier. Joe was an avid bowler, he loved to work in his garden, travel, and go to the Prairie Meadow race track to bet the horses. Joe was a very caring and generous man, even up to his last day of life; he still kept a sense of humor. He has made so many friends with all the stories he told of years past, he told them to strangers, family, neighbors, the gang at Long John Silvers, Bowling partners and the Race track.

Joe is survived by his wife, Laura of Des Moines, Iowa and one brother Victor, his wife Kim, & also a sister in law, Mary Jean (Villarillo), along with over 50 nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, two brothers, John and Tony, and three sisters, Josephine, Katherine & Marian.

He will be missed by many and especially his loving wife Lolli.

Memorials may be made to, 'The Animal Rescue League', 'St. Jude Children's Hospital', or 'The Taylor House' for the wonderful care they gave him.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Westover Funeral Home
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
11:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, November 19, 2008


St. Jude Childen's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105