Joseph DeSimone, 63, past commander of Ephrata VFW

By on June 13, 2012

Joseph Michael DeSimone, 63, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Hospice of Lancaster County in Mount Joy.

He was born in Brooklyn to the late Michael and Yolanda (Servedio) DeSimone and was the husband of Deborah (Metlzer) DeSimone, with whom he shared 10 years of marriage.

Joseph was a member of the Cocalico Post #3376 VFW, Ephrata, where he served as a past commander. He was a fan of the Yankees and Steelers.

In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by two daughters: Tammi DeVito-DeSimone, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; and Joann DeSimone-Smith, of Stevens; a step-daughter: Corinne Levering, of Ephrata; two grandchildren: Austin Smith and Victoria Fiteni; and a step- grandson: Bryce Levering.

A gathering to celebrate Joe’s life will be held on June 23, beginning at noon at the Cocalico Post #3376 VFW, 141 S. State St., Ephrata. Private interment will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by Lebanon VFW Post #23.

Memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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