YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, Joseph Richard Celli, 75, passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on February 18, 1948, to Joseph Ralph and Rose Marie (Conti) Celli.

Joe was employed as body shop manager for several local dealerships.

Family meant everything to him. He worked hard to provide for them and to give them the life he felt they deserved. Joe was devoted to them and his family feels blessed to have him as their father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He took special pride in his grandchildren and he always made the effort to attend all their sporting events. Joe was an avid sports fan who always cheered on his favorite teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns and McDonald High School. He loved to collect antiques and he had a beautiful collection of clocks. Whenever Joe had free time, he also enjoyed repairing and restoring cars.

Joe is survived by his children, Kimberly (Christopher) Marino of Lordstown and Joe (Janet) Celli of McDonald; grandchildren, Nick Marino of Niles, Ryan (Leigh) Marino of Niles, Megan (fiancé, Justin Rota) Marino of Vienna, Joe Celli of McDonald and Josh Celli of McDonald; great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Belle and Gino, all of Niles and last but not least, his beloved dog, Harley.

Besides his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his wife, Anita Jane (Gay) Celli, who passed away in 2014 and his brother, Robert Celli.

Viewing and family to receive friend from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, October 30, 2023, at Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc., 3896 Oakwood Avenue, Austintown, OH 44515

Memorial donations can be made to Angels for Animals, 4750 West South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio.

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