Joe Brattoli, 96, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home in Adelanto, California. He was born in New Lexington, Ohio, January 14, 1917. He was the oldest child of Michael and Lucy and grew up during the depression years with his 10 siblings: Stephen, Clara, Daniel, Anne, Mary, John, Anthony, Eugene, Theresa and Martin.
After graduation from New Lexington High School, Joe worked at Snider-Flautt Lumber in New Lexington and Timken Roller Bearing in Columbus. During World War II he was drafted into the Air Force, where he served as a mechanic with the rank of Master Sergeant. His air base was located near Manchester, England, where he met and married Joan Carter. After the war Joe and Joan settled in Elyria, where they had a family of three children, Marie, Paul and Robert. He worked as a carpenter and was the foreman for Beal Construction Company. Later the family moved to the Los Angeles, California area, where Joe was a foreman in the Douglas aircraft plant.
Joe is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Paul; four grandchildren; sisters, Clara, Mary and Theresa; brothers, Stephen, John, Anthony, Eugene and Martin.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan; daughter, Marie; son, Robert; sister, Anne; and brother, Daniel.
Visitation was Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Victor Valley Mortuary Chapel, Victorville, California. A Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, July 15, 2013 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and interment at Victor Valley Memorial Park.