Joseph J. Portale Sr. 1928-2018

WARREN — Joseph James Portale Sr., 89, of Warren, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

He was born July 29, 1928, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Sebastian and Antionette Triscori Portale.

Joe was a graduate of Ravenna High School, where he was captain of the football team. He worked briefly for the Ravenna Arsenal before he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.

In 1953, he started Joe’s Barber Shop in Warren and he operated the barber shop until his retirement in 2007.

Joe enjoyed woodworking in his younger years. He also liked to play golf and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph J. (Tomi R.) Portale Jr. of Johnston and James S. Portale of Niles; six grandchildren, James S. Jr. and Jenna Portale, Jamie Dickie and Jerry McConahy and Jason (Mary) Fecich and Jarrod Fecich; and two great-grandchildren, Mineko and Parker.

Besides his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dolores Rita Bonanno; they married Oct. 25, 1954, and she died March 1, 2016. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Carl “Bunny” Portale.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Warren. There will be no calling hours. Entombment will be in Pineview Memorial Park Mausoleum. Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.Visit to share memories and condolences on Joe’s memorial page.

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