Joseph T. Renaldi, 89, of Frackville passed away peacefully on February 25, 2020 at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
He was born on February 20, 1931 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Henry and Lugina Cardanelli Renaldi.
Joe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from McDaniel College, Westminster, MD (formerly Western Maryland College). He was a United States Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean War.While serving in the USAF in Tachikawa, Japan, he also volunteered as an assistant football coach on base.
Following his years of service, Joe spent 40 years in the field of education and retired from the St. Clair Area School District where he was a history and economics teacher, administrative assistant to the superintendent, and athletic coach for football, basketball and track. As a high school educator, he also was a Head Football Coach and Teacher of Economics and Civics at New Cumberland High School, and Head Football Coach and Teacher of U.S History and Latin at Frackville High School. On the college level, he held positions of Assistant Football Coach at Western Maryland College and Assistant Varsity Football Coach at Drexel University.
In retirement, Joe devoted much of his time to the visual arts such as writing, painting, drawing, and woodcrafts. He also enjoyed gardening and visitations by his children and grandchildren. He was known to be a generous and patriotic person.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife in 2018, Doris H. Renaldi and a brother Leo Renaldi, of Lewistown, PA. Joe is survived by his daughter, Lori Ann Renaldi-Waqar and her husband Naveed, Linglestown, PA; his two sons: Jan Renaldi, Morrisville, NC and DanielRenaldi, Frackville; a brother, Henry Renaldi, Windber, PA and wife, Betty; a sister, Ann Franchi, Cincinnati, OH; his two granddaughters: Lindsay Waqar, Philadelphia, PA and Briana Renaldi, Kannapolis, NC and her three children; several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services and interment with military honors will be held at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or online at www.dav.org/memo.