Joseph P. Vanadia beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on January 6, 2018, in Florence, SC. Joe was 84 years old. Born on March 13, 1933, in New York City, he was the only son to the late Charles and Lucy Vanadia. Joe was a decorated Army Veteran and fought in the Korean War. He loved sports, especially football, basketball, and track and field. Joe was an avid swimmer and competed in bowling and ice hockey. Entertaining friends, hosting backyard bar-b-ques, and playing board and card games brought joy to his life. Sunday’s were spent with his family eating his favorite pasta dishes. Joe’s fondest summer vacations were spent with his family at the Jersey Shore. A fervent animal lover, his home was always filled with cherished pets. Joe’s greatest gift was his love of his family and friends. He worked tirelessly his entire life and excelled as a master auto mechanic. Known for doing anything for a friend, Joe’s home was often a place of solace for those who had nowhere else to turn and provided an extended family for those in need. As a servant leader, Joe will always be remembered as someone who put others first. He is now able to rejoice and rest in peace with Jesus. Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Jeane (Westler) Vanadia; his 3 children, Karen (Howard) Olshansky, Joseph (Kristen) Vanadia, and Janine Monize; his 8 grandchildren, Nicole (Wesley) Davis, Sabrina Olshansky, Joseph Vanadia III, Jennifer (Sean) Milwee, Samantha Monize, Shane Monize, Suuna Monize, and Sophia Vanadia; his 4 great-grandchildren, Adennia, Gemma, Sage and Sora; his sister, Carmela Vanadia; his-sister-in law, Phyllis (Joseph) Miceli; former daughter-in-law, Patricia Vanadia and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Lodestro and Madeline Moyles. A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Florence National Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will be receiving friends from 12-1:45pm prior to the service at Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home; 512 W 2nd Loop Rd, Florence, SC, 29505. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Disabled American Veterans or the Humane Society. Please sign the online guest registry at www.cainfuneralhome.com.
Cain Calcutt-Stephens Funeral Home
Friday January 12th, 2018
12:00pm - 1:45pm
512 West 2nd Loop Rd.
Florence, SC 29504
Florence National Cemetery
Friday January 12th, 2018
803 East National Cemetery Road
Florence, SC 29506
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Rest easy Uncle Joe. Sending love, prayers & comfort to Aunt Jeane, Karen, Joey, Janine and all the kids. Give Mom a kiss from me. Patti & Dad.
Submitted by Patti Moyles on Jan 9 2018 07:16:55 PM
MISS YOU LOVE YOU ALWAYS .YOUR BABY SISTER .
Submitted by Carmela Vanadia on Jan 9 2018 04:07:05 PM
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CARMELA VANADIA lit a candle on Jan 9 2018 04:00:33 PM
My heartfelt condolences to my Joe (my son-in-law) & his family. I didn't know Pops for very long, but for the time I did know him, he was a very sweet & kind man. I know you all will miss his presence, but he will always be with you in your hearts & memories. Love to all.
Submitted by Wanda Martin on Jan 9 2018 02:03:24 PM
As a close friend of Karen's - Ive had the pleasure of spending joyful times with many of you. My heart goes out to all of you in the sad loss of your beloved Joe. I lost my father in June and pray that they are with each other sharing about how much they loved all of us and will now be our guardian angels for eternity. Deepest condolences from me and my family to all of you. May he rest in peace & be with you in the memories and love you share today & always. With all of our love & then some ♥️
Submitted by Nicole Kallush on Jan 9 2018 11:34:54 AM
Dear Vanadia family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Joseph . Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.
Submitted by Michael on Jan 9 2018 10:09:22 AM
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Anna rumney lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 05:58:48 PM
I remember the good times we had at Wildwwood Crest at the Jersey shoreJoe was my best man at my wedding He and Aunt Jene always counted me as one of their own.I can still hear his loud voice coming from the other side of the room RIP Uncle Joe
Submitted by Joe Lauria on Jan 8 2018 05:20:59 PM
Uncle Joe will be missed dearly. He was a funny, good, outgoing man. I remember as a kid we went to his job and he would like to play pranks with the air hose of anybody who walked by him he would shoot them with it. God bless you uncle joe.
Submitted by Charles & Shari Lodestro on Jan 8 2018 05:00:56 PM
Charles & Shari Lodestro lit a candle for Joseph P. Vanadia
Charles & Shari Lodestro lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 05:00:16 PM
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