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Joe was born on March 19, 1927 in New Jersey, and was a longtime resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Chesterfield, Va.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debra; and his four children, daughter, Ellen Tarantino Jarvis of S. Burlington, Vt.; and sons, James of Glen Allen, Va., Chris of Hollywood, Fla. and Mathew of Chesterfield, Va.; granddaughter, Ravyn Tarantino; grandsons, Jake and Eric Tarantino and Ryan, Josh, Alex Jarvis; and many other family members.He'll also be greatly missed by the family dog, Sasha.
Joseph graduated from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He joined the U.S. Army during WWII and proudly served his country during three wars, as both an enlisted man and an officer in the Military Police.
He later worked as the Chief of Security at Philip Morris USA, and as the owner of his own small business.
His love for the Washington Redskins was as strong as his love and devotion to this great country.
Joe loved life, had dozens of close friends and always had a smile for everyone he met. He was actively involved in several military organizations after he retired from service. In the words of his favorite entertainer, he did things "My Way." Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, there will only be a small, private service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Virginia War Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 27247, Richmond, Va. 23286-8745, vawarmemorial.org, 804-786-2069.