Joseph Gentilcore, 85, passed away at home in Pittsburgh on Monday, after a long battle with Parkinsons. His wife of 56 years, Lynda Lockson Gentilcore, was by his side.
He was born on November 8, 1937 in Youngstown, OH. a son of Samuel and Sue Gentilcore.
Joe was a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, cheering on the Buckeyes every fall Saturday with the same enthusiasm for the football team as the marching band. Joe served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart for service at the Berlin Wall. His professional career was dedicated to, first advocating for disability rights at the state and federal levels, and then serving the elderly community as a Nursing Home Administrator. Any time he could spare was spent in his garden, he and Lynda forerunners of the farm to table concept – if he had a good year for eggplants, she crafted recipes to put them to use.
Joe is survived by his wife Lynda; his son Jason Gentilcore, and wife, Dena Perry Gentilcore; and his daughter Gabrielle Glasser. The true joys of his life were his grandchildren Gianna Gentilcore, Madison Gentilcore and Harris Glasser.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Patrick Gentilcore.
Services will be in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, on Friday, March 17th at 11:00am in Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.
In lieu of food or flowers please donate in Joseph Gentilcore’s memory to The Ohio State’s food bank.
May his memory be a blessing.
Arrangements have been entrusted to The Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.
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