|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 2012|
Joseph Aiello, 62, passed peacefully on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at home.
Joseph was born on Christmas day 1949 in Des Moines, Iowa. He lived most of his life on the Des Moines Southside and graduated from Dowling High School. Following graduation he played semi-pro baseball in Italy. Upon returning to Des Moines, he owned and operated Giuseppe's Pizza and Italian Foods for twenty plus years. In 1989 he went to work for Polk County and retired in January 2012. He was a member and past president of the Society of Italian Americans, past president and coach of South Des Moines Little League, president of the La Macchina Club, and served on the Polk County Planning and Zoning Commission.
He was an avid sports fan, particularly the New York Yankees and Iowa Hawkeyes. His favorite spot for watching baseball and football was on his screened in porch. He enjoyed cooking, golfing, gardening, and vacationing in Okoboji. He never met a stranger.
He will be missed by his wife of 23 years, Karla (Chappas); daughters, Catherine (Erik Laifer) Aiello of Phoenix, AZ, Toni Cramarossa of Raleigh, NC, Daniella West of Atlanta, GA; sister, Cathy (Ronald) Blades of Des Moines, IA; half-sister, Sharon (Larry) Alitz and half brother, Frank (Jigs) Aiello both of Oelwein, IA; four grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Suzanne Chappas of Des Moines, Debbie Bartlett of Milwaukee, WI and Barbara (Gary) Stoltenberg of Olathe, KS; brother-in-law, John (Donna) Chappas of Spirit Lake, IA and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Catherine Aiello and sister-in-law, Chris Chappas of Kansas City, MO.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, October 5 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Saint Anthony's Catholic Church or HCI (Hospice of Central Iowa).
Online condolences may be sent to www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
Albert Joseph Aiello (1920 - 1999)
Catherine A Aiello (1916 - 1981)
Created by: M. Williams
Record added: Oct 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98248953
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Added: Oct. 8, 2012