Joseph G. Destro Sr., 84, of Avon, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 5, 1928 in Cleveland.
He had lived in Avon for more than 50 years after moving from Avon Lake. He was well-known as "Joe the Tailor," and was the owner and operator of Avon Cleaners and Joe's Menswear for many years.
Joseph served in the US Navy, was a member of the Moose Lodge in Lorain, and was a member of the Italian American Club.
He is survived by children Sheri (Pat) Dente, Linda Conner and Joseph Destro Jr.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Rosie Bruhn.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph; two brothers, Sal and Donald; four sisters, Carrie, Josie, Angie and Betsy; and his parents, Sam and Veronica (nee Cammarata) Destro.
The family will receive friends at a memorial wake on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Misencik Funeral Home, 36363 Detroit Road, Avon. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH.