Joseph A. Piloseno

March 3, 1937 - December 27, 2019

03/03/1937 - 12/27/2019

Past Services

Thursday January 02, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Friday January 03, 2020
10:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions

Joseph A. Piloseno, 82, of Bellaire, OH died Friday, December 27, 2019 at Wheeling Hospital. He was born March 3, 1937 in Bellaire, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Caiazza Piloseno.

Joseph was an employee of Continental Can Company, Marathon Petroleum Company and Lowe’s Lawn and Garden Center. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, St. John Catholic Church and a U.S. Army Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marie Piloseno in April of 2015.

Surviving are his children, Cynthia (Christopher) English of Mason, OH., Anthony J. (Kimberly) Piloseno of Medina, OH and Richard E. (Carol) Piloseno of Worthington, OH; seven grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-7 pm at Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH with a Knights of Columbus service at 6:30 pm and a Vigil Service at 6:45 pm.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am at St. John Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Heusel as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or the America’s Future Tree’s Fund by going to “”

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Charles C
3 years ago

Tony and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your Dad lived life to the fullest. May he inspire us to love our Families as he did. May you find comfort that he can eat all the Gulla Hot Dogs he likes without getting indigestion. God Bless.

J. Finelli
3 years ago

Josie, as I called him was a great man. I will miss the conversations we had about the old days when my dad and I used to visit him when I was a kid.

Laurie Watkins
3 years ago

“Geez!” I can still hear Mr. Piloseno exclaim as he wipes his brow with the tea towel hung over his shoulder. He was one of my favorite neighbors and parents’ friend who loved to tease my dad about their Ohio State/Penn State rivalry. I remember him in his garage or digging in the yard with a can of Pepsi. He adored his parents and was kind to my Gram. I remember his fear of snakes and my dad catching one and trying to give it to him in a Cheerios box. He was immensely proud of his kids graduating from Ohio State. I’m glad he got to retire in the hometown he loved even though he was missed on Tangelo. I imagine him reunited with Mrs. P looking over their beautiful family. He will always be remembered fondly and missed.

3 years ago

Joe and Rose welcomed me into their family and from the first day I was one of their own. Piloseno’s are a crazy and passionate clan but at the end of the day Joe and Rose taught them well that family always comes first.

I will miss the twinkle in Joe’s eye, his ability to fix anything and have a tool for absolutely everything, fresh spring asparagus from his garden and mostly his love for family and his respect for past generations.

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Joseph A. Piloseno, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Joseph A. Piloseno, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Edie Ward
3 years ago

Joe was a great man . I worked with him at Lowes. He will be missed.

Ashley Swindell
3 years ago

I had the wonderful pleasure of working at Lowe’s with Joe. He’s the kind of person that, even though we only worked together a couple of years, I will remember him forever. I’ll never forget him sitting in the break room and he would start belting out a random song. It never failed to bring a smile to my face. He would greet me every day with happiness . I feel very very lucky to have known him. Thanks Joe <3. Sending love and prayers to his family.

Tony Piloseno
3 years ago

My Dad was one unique person. He worked hard and loved his wife, kids, mom and dad and extended family.

From his window he had beautiful view of the Ohio Valley and the cemetery on the next hillside. He could see my mom’s plot from there and would say good morning to her every day after she passed.

Joe loved sports and especially liked to rub it into the Penn State Fans when the Buckeyes beat them! He was very proud that his three kids graduated from Ohio State! Although he did not attend college it was very important to him that his kids and grandchildren receive an education. He never relented from that up until the end. On the day we took him to the hospital, leaving his home for what would be the last time, he made sure to say again to me “Make sure those kid graduate”. After that he seamlessly moved on to excessive amounts of backseat driving! All on the way to the hospital in a tremendous amount of pain.

The Catholic Faith was important to him. He loved being involved with the Knights of Columbus and doing the turn outs at funerals. Now it is his turn!

I will always remember his funny comments. In 1991 we were watching the Pens 5 min away from the Stanley Cup and his only comment was “They Stink” LOL!

There are a million stories about him helping people with projects. He was certified Master Gardner and enjoyed talking about plants and gardens with customers at Lowes. It really hit to the core of what he loved.
Dad, This note has no chance of expressing everything you did for mom, your kids, family, friends and neighbors. There will be a big hole in our life from now on.

Rest in Peace and go be with God free of the pain you were in.

We love you.. and PS.. Yes, I will watch for the police giving tickets on my way home from your service!

Maurice Fiocca
3 years ago

Little did I know when I first met Joe in back in 1975, how much of an impact he would have on my life. We began as coworkers at Ashland Petroleum in Floreffe, Pa. we went on to being great friends, I watched his kids grow up to be upstanding people. He watched me grow and he and Rose became our close friends. I can’t tell you the many things I learned from Joe as he was very handy and mechanically inclined. To this I still use some of the knowledge I gained from him. I will alway remember Joe as on hard headed guy set in his ways, but I will always remember how much he cared for me and my family. One of kind Joe! They broke the mold when God made him! Tears are flowing as I’m writing this note. There is so much more I could tell you about good ole Joe, but I will end it here with I know he is with God in Heaven! I’m sorry I can’t be there for his funeral, as my wife is having Cateract surgery the same day.

Judi McGarry
3 years ago

Worked with Joe at Lowe’s~~such a great guy! Always willing to help! God bless & be with the family at this time of loss!