Joseph Albert DelFratte

Born: Sat., Mar. 31, 1934
Died: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church

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Joseph Albert DelFratte, 85, of Sharpsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 18th, 2019 at St. John XXIII Nursing Home after a brief stay.

Joe was born on March 31st, 1934 to Albert and Jennie (Rosa) DelFratte in Sharpsville, PA. He was a graduate of Sharpsville High School and worked as an electrician for the IBEW for 32 years. After high school Joe served in the US Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Coral Sea. On October 25th, 1958 he married his beloved wife of 61 years, Beverly Ada (Strange) DelFratte, who survives at home.

Joe volunteered much of his time in service to others.  He was a lifelong member of St. Bartholomew R.C. Church where he was instrumental in overseeing the electrical work on projects like the elevator and restoring the church bells after a long absence.  Joe also participated in numerous fundraisers through the Holy Name Society, of which he was a longtime member. Joe was a member of the Sharpsville Service Club where he volunteered as a Santa Claus for the yearly Christmas tradition and was a founding member of the Sharpsville Boosters Club and the original Sharpsville Carnival.  Joe loved Sharpsville and his lifelong friends and he participated in the “River Rats” club, the Sharpsville bowling league for over 60 years, and Thursday night euchre club.  He was a longtime member of the Sharpsville VFW where he served as past commander and was also the last of 5 members who remodeled the VFW. He enjoyed golfing with his friends as often as possible.  Joe will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Beverly, daughters, Melinda DelFratte and wife, Kristi Williams of Columbus, OH, Joni DelFratte and fiancé, Ron Masotto of Sharpsville, granddaughter, Autumn and husband, Adam Metzger of Hermitage, great grandchildren, Avery and Ada Metzger, sister, Lucy Guerino, and son-in-law, David Krivicich.

He was preceded in death by father, Albert DelFratte, mother, Jennie DelFratte, and daughter, Melissa Jo Krivicich.

Friends may call Friday December 20th, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the SHERMAN Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday December 21st, 2019 at 10:30 am in St. Bartholomew R.C. Church with Father Matthew Strickenberger, officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.

Entombment will take place in Americas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Bartholomew R.C. Church Holy Name Society or to St. Bartholomew R.C. Church at 311 W. Ridge Ave. Sharpsville, PA 16150.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Nancy Heinzerling
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
Dear Melinda and Family,

Melinda you have shared so many wonderful stories about your dad and the kind of generous and fun-loving man he was. May you all cherish those numerous memories of his kindness, selflessness, and humor and may they bring you comfort in knowing he had a great and meaningful life with all of you as his loving family.


Joseph Izzo
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Dear Bev, Your husband was such a valuable asset to his Family, Community, and his golfing Buddies. Please accept my condolence and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I Loved JoJo and will miss him. Joe Izzo

Tinamarie Baldinelli
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Deepest Sympathies to the entire family,
So very sorry for your loss.
He was a very nice man and a friend of my father.
Love and Prayers Always, Tinamarie Baldinelli
(Youngest daughter; of the late John .P.Baldinelli)(Della&John)

Debbie Hiryak
   Posted Fri December 20, 2019
Beverly, Joni and family,
My sincere condolences. His life was a life well lived. He contributed to his community and church. His good deeds leaves a lovely legacy for your family. In these coming days I pray for peace for all of you.

Phyllis Maykowski
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
Beverly&family, so sorry I was unable to attend Joe's services at the funeral home & church. Joe will be missed. He was a great guy. Will miss him at our euchre club. My prayers go out to you & your family.

Dr. Morren and Sherry Greenburg
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
To Bev and the entire DelFratte Family,

We were so sorry to learn of the loss of Joe. it was my honor to be his physician for many years, he was a great man and a hard worker. He was a fellow electrician of Sherry's father who referred to him lovingly as Joe" the rat" Delfratte- they had nicknames for all the brotherhood of electrical workers. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Doc and Sherry

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