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Joseph DeVincent

October 21, 1927 ~ June 26, 2022 (age 94)

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Joseph DeVincent, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday June 26, 2022.

Joe was born October 21, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of Alexander and Pierina Carnevale DeVincent and lived all his life in the Youngstown area until moving to Hudson in 2022.

Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the former Youngstown College and did graduate work in chemistry at Kent State University. He was a member of Omicron Lambda Honorary Fraternity. Joe started his career teaching chemistry at Fairfield High School and then spent over 30 years teaching chemistry and biology at Woodrow Wilson High School, retiring in 1985. After retiring from teaching Joe worked at the Omega Door Company for over 20 years.

A professional musician, Joe was a private music instructor at Tee Ross Music Studio for many years. It was at Tee Ross Music Studio where he met Ruth, who would become his wife of 65 years. In addition, he was a member of the Joe Ranalli Orchestra for over 30 years.

Joe served 2 years in the U.S. Army in the Special Services Unit in Korea and was a proud U.S. veteran.

Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife, the former Ruth Bucko who he married August 4th, 1956, his daughters Caroline (Wes) Gray of Hudson, Ruth (Len) Pogacnik of Poland, his grandchildren Victoria Gray of Pittsburgh, Stephanie Pogacnik (fiancé Joe Slovasky) of Cleveland, Doug Pogacnik (fiancé Jill Banko) of Pittsburgh and Wes Gray of Columbus. He also leaves his sister-in-law Mary Grace Bucko as well as numerous nieces and nephews and a host of relatives in Princeton, New Jersey.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sister Antonette Garritano, his brother Armond DeVincent and a sister, Babe DeVincent who died in infancy.

Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday July 1, 2022, at the Fox Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev, Philip Rogers at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Church in Boardman, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation 4775 Richmond Rd. Warrensville Heights, OH 44128, in Joe’s name or to St. Charles Church 7345 Westview Dr. Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 1, 2022

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
July 1, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
7345 Westview Drive
Boardman, OH 44512

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