Joseph John DeCesare

Of Penn Hills, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020, just weeks before his 101st birthday. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Ivanco) for over 73 years; brother of Catherine Reid; father of Marion (Ernie) Dozzi and Marie (John “Jim”) Novotny; grandfather of Michael (Nora) Dozzi, Theresa (Stace) Robeson, Marianne (Kelly) Lamont, Jim Novotny, Laura (Ronald) Jones; great-grandfather of Cara and Lindsey Robeson, Aaron and Katie Dozzi, Casey and Madison Lamont, Sofia Novotny, Alexandria and Jacob Jones; great-great-grandfather of Giavanna. Joseph Served in WWII, was a POW for two years and a recipient of the Purple Heart. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to a charity of your choice.

Friends received in the William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd. 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road) Penn Hills on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 10 a.m. until funeral prayers at 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish, St. Susanna Church at 12 p.m. We will be following COVID-19 State guidelines.