Giuseppe Pagano

October 18, 1948 ~ August 16, 2021 (age 72)


Giuseppe "Joe" Pagano, 72, of Girard, peacefully entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 16, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Joe was born October 18,1948 in Vieste, Foggia, Italy, a son to the late, Leonardo and Maria (Maggio) Pagano. When Joe and his family moved to America in 1968, they resided in Warren and after meeting the love of his life, they made Girard their forever home. He worked on the assembly line at General Motors for 33 years. 

Joe was an exceptional gardener, proud of his variety of vegetables and herbs he grew.  He and his wife Linda (Bell) Pagano, loved to travel and were also Snowbirds, spending winters in Lakeland, FL.  Joe was a big Elvis fan, loved to dance, joke around and make his family and friends laugh. His grandchildren brought him the most joy.

Joe leaves his wife Linda (Bell) Pagano, who he married April 24, 1971; his children, Julie (Brian) Pietsch of San Antonio, TX, Dena Pagano Bishop of Lakeland, FL and Joseph (Whitney) Pagano of Girard; grandchildren, Andrew and Briana Pietsch, Brendan and Jenna Bishop, and Mason and Oliver Pagano; brothers, Domenico Pagano of Warren, Luigi Pagano of Warren, Giavonni Pagano of Warren, Sante Pagano of Champion, Angelo Pagano of Newton Falls, and Raffaele Pagano of Lakeland, FL; sisters, Celestina Iannone of Vieste, Italy, and Caterina Vescera of Lakeland, FL.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, August 28th, from 2:00-5:00 PM at Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made through the funeral home for a Girard city park bench in his name, is appreciated.  Due to the pandemic everyone is asked to wear a mask and observe proper social distancing to comply with Covid-19 protocol. 

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August 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Blackstone Funeral Home
672 Churchill Rd.
Girard, Ohio 44420

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