Joseph W. Giampetro, 98 of Wilmington passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018.
Mr. Giampetro was born in Wilmington, the son of Anna (Santore) and Anthony Giampietro. He served in the 95th Infantry during World War II and received the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Joe retired from the DuPont Experimental Station after 31 years as a laboratory technician in 1977. He was an avid bowler and in 1988 he was inducted into the Delaware Bowling Hall of Fame.
In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his wife Mary Alice (Curry) Giampetro, his daughter, Carol Ann Giampetro, his grandson, Robert Giampetro and his brother James Giampetro.
Joe is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Connie Giampetro of Lewes; his grandchildren, Jim and Mark Episcopo, Michael Giampetro, Rose Carter, Rich Carter, Derrick Ford, Juwana Jones and Christina Maloney and his great-grandchildren, Sydney, Lynsey, and Steven.
A joint funeral service for Joseph and his daughter, Linda Episcopo, will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 2 PM at the Cathedral Cemetery Chapel, 2300 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, where friends may call after 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Fort DuPont State Park, Delaware City, DE 19706 or Easter Seals, 61 Corporate Cir, New Castle, DE 19720.