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Joseph J. "Joe" Della Porta
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Birth: 1935
Shamokin
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 2010
Gainesville
Alachua County
Florida, USA

JOSEPH J. DELLA PORTA, 76, passed away on January 5, 2010 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL. Joe was born in Shamokin, PA. He lived in Miami for thirty years working for Dade County Zoning Hearings and Processing. J.J. or Joe Del, as people knew him, was a man of many talents who lived a full life. He was a musician, an artist, an avid reader, a professional land planning consultant and an expert on antiques. He and his wife, Irene, owned and operated Webs and Shadows antique store in Miami Shores. In 1972 he started his own firm as a professional land planning consultant. Prior to moving to Gainesville in 1996 he restored the Camp House in White Springs. Joe is survived by his wife, Irene, of 34 years, a niece Mary Burk (Upland, PA) and a nephew, Robert O'Donnell (Wayne, PA). We have lost a good person with his passing. Interment is on January 12, 11:00 A.M. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

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January 12, 2010
I am sorry to learn of your loss. I have fond (if hazy) memories of Joe during his time as a zoning consultant. I'm sure he will be missed.
John Hall, Coral Gables, Florida
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January 12, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Connie Howard, Archer, Florida
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January 11, 2010
Irene,
I will miss Uncle Joe very much. I looked forward to his phone calls and e-mails.He maybe "the last of the DellaPorta`s" but will remain always with me.My love and thoughts are with you now.
Stay Strong! Love, Mary
Mary Burk, Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
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January 11, 2010
Many years have past since I last had the priviledge to work with Joe. It was a pleasure to know him, work with him, and learn from him. I will never forget you Joe.
Al Torres, Miami, Florida
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January 11, 2010
Please accept my condolences on the loss of Joe. As a Dade County "zoner" for many years, Joe was an institution at our office. He was a gentleman and will be greatly missed.
Robin Sobrino, Cocoa Beach, Florida
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January 10, 2010
It was with great sadness that I read today of Joe's passing. Although it has been some years since I have seen Joe, I will always remember what a wonderful person he was. At work he was always thoughtful and patient with the rest of us as he taught us what he knew about zoning regulations and the development process. I will always remember him with great fondness and I extend my heartfelt sympathy to his wife Irene.
Diane O'Quinn Williams, Miami, Florida
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January 10, 2010
Our sympathies to Irene. We're sorry we missed seeing you and Joe for so many years, however we have fond memories.
Donna and John Fletcher, formerly of Coral Gables, now residing in the Twp of Washington, NJ
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January 10, 2010
Irene,
Our hearts and love are with you. Many great memories do we remember the store in Miami Shores,West Dixie of course the shows. You know we loved you guys across from us. Remember we may not see you but are and were always consider FAMILY.
Love, Wendy,Gary and the Boys and of course,Joanie
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January 10, 2010
It was my pleasure to have known Joe while working in Zoning Hearings and subsequently in Plans Processing. He had a droll sense of humor, was very laid back, commanded everyone's respect and possessed immense knowledge of the zoning code. He often talked about his numerous interests; he was truly a Renaissance man and I am priviledged to have known him. My sincere sympathies go out to Irene during this difficult time.
Linda Itzkoff, Miami, Florida
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January 10, 2010
Joe was a wonderful human being and a true gentlemen.He was the acknowledged leader of the private planning profession. I am very saddened by his loss. My best wishes to Irene and may she be comforted by her years of sharing Joe with the world.
stan price, aventura, Florida
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Burial:
Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell
Sumter County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Vera Mikell Sodek
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
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