Joseph Anthony Rastelli
May 8, 1930 – April 4, 2015
Joseph Anthony Rastelli, age 84, of Felton, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Joseph was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 8, 1930, and was a son of the late Pasquale “Patrick” and Mary (Schulli) Rastelli. He bravely served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry as a paratropper during the Korean War. Joseph made his career as a barber for many years prior to his retirement.
Active in the community, he gave of his time to fellow veterans by providing transportation assistance to those in need. Joseph also served as a little league baseball coach for a number of years. He will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Shirley A. (Pilak) Rastelli; and 7 siblings. He is survived by his sons, Joseph W. Rastelli (Barbara Kincaide) of Mt. Laurel, NJ and Jeffrey P. Rastelli (Diane) of Felton, DE; sister, Theresa Rossi of Magnolia, NJ; and 2 grandchildren.
A committal service will be held at 10 am on Thursday morning, April 9, 2015, at The Chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (woundedwarriorproject.org).