Mr. Joseph A. Scaletta
July 29, 1920 - May 06, 2012
Mr. Joseph Anthony Scaletta
Joseph A. "Joe" Scaletta, formerly of Chicago and Mt. Prospect, went with the Lord peacefully on May 6, 2012 after a long and full life of 91 years. Joe served our country in the Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate from 1943-1946. In 1949, he married Jean M. Kasperowicz, raised 4 children and shared 30 loving years together until her death in 1980. He worked for Kraft Foods for 30 years as a design engineer and retired in 1988 at age 67. Joe loved living a simple life and enjoyed the company of his family, friends and a good round of golf.
He is survived by his children, Kathleen, Sandra (Lee) Peterson, Daniel, and Sharon (Pete) Barber; grandchildren, Kevin, Emalie and Erich Barber and Dillon Peterson; sister, Catherine "Kay" (the late Calvin) Swansen and nieces and nephews. Joe is also survived by his long time friend and companion Marion Hilgers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean M., parents, Dora and Sam and brother, Philip R. Scaletta.
Visitation Friday, May 11, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness 9:30AM until time of Mass at 10:30AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joe's name to National Kidney Foundation of IL, 215 W. Illinois, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654 or Hospice Foundation of Northeastern IL, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010 would be appreciated.
Service: Map to Holy Family Parish