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 Joe Vila

Joe Vila

Birth
Death 14 Mar 2012 (aged 88)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 86860058 · View Source
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PFC, US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II
PURPLE HEART

VILA, Joe From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, having fought his country's battle, World War II veteran and West Tampa native, Joe Vila, 88, succumbed to his own personal battle against Alzheimer's/Dementia and the lasting effects of war on March 14, 2012. Joe is survived by his devoted, loving wife of 66 years, Olga Quelle Vila; three daughters, Elaine Vila and twins Lorain Murias and Susan Vila; 6 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and expansive extended family. Joe served as a U.S. Marine in the South Pacific and Guadalcanal where he was wounded in combat. He comes from a family of 7 sisters and 6 brothers. All of Joe's brothers also served and survived military service, thus, having Vila Brothers Park named after them. Eternal and heartfelt gratitude for the love and support of his wife, daughters and family. A special thank you to Congresswoman Kathy Castor and Tery Sanchez for their invaluable assistance and to the excellent staff, doctors, and nurses at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital and Haley's Cove Community Living Center. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 18th from 4-6 pm at Boza & Roel Funeral Home at 4730 N. Armenia Ave. and a military honors funeral will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on Monday, March 19th at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital or Haley's Cove Community Living Center or any veterans' organization.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on March 16, 2012


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  • Created by: Iriss Hill
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86860058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Vila (11 Jul 1923–14 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86860058, citing Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Iriss Hill (contributor 46617720) .