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Joseph T. Paino, Jr.

Born January 28, 1926

Joseph T. Paino, Jr., known fondly as Uncle Joe, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at his home, on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Joe was born in Cortland, NY on January 28, 1926, and was a son of the late Joseph T. and Katherine Paino Cheseboro. A recipient of the Purple Heart, he honorably served his country in the US Marine Corps and was a proud member of the VFW Post #3792 in Middletown, DE. Joe was a supervisor at Smith Corona, in Cortland, NY, retiring after many years of dedicated service. A gifted bowler, he traveled the pro circuit for many years and was later inducted by his peers into the Bowling Hall of Fame in Cortland, NY. Joe owned and operated the pro shop located within Bowlerama in New Castle, DE.

He was a devout Catholic and longtime parishioner of St. Joseph R.C. Church in Middletown, DE. In his leisure time, he enjoyed working in his yard, visiting casinos, as well as going out to enjoy a good meal.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Laura Lilly McNatt Paino, who passed away in 2011 and his brother, Phillip Paino. Joe loved and cherished all of his relatives and was surrounded by a plethora of nieces and nephews and family who loved him dearly.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at the St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where friends may call from 10 am until 11:30 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.


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  • Please accept my heartfelt sympathies. My heart goes out to the family. Death is something we will never get use to. In fact, God’s Word refers to death as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) Very soon our loving Heavenly Father, Jehovah God, will remove death once and for all and give us the opportunity to see our loved ones again here on the earth.

  • So sorry for your loss.
    I hope you find comfort in praying with your family to the” God of Comfort”.
    2Corinthians 1:4

    Sincerely Sorry,

  • Mr Paino, you finally get to be with your Laura again. Makes my heart smile.

  • To the family I am so sorry for your loss . Joe is with his beloved Laura now , Rest In Peace Joe

  • So sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful, caring, and kind man. I have had the benefit of knowing Joe for 30 years. We met at the bowling alley…pro shop, and I have continued to see him betting horses at Delaware Park. I am glad to say..he had winners that last week! Joe, your smiles and jokes will be missed. I know you are happy to be with your wife. Rest In Peace.

    Kim Erskine

  • Sorry to hear about Joe,He will be missed.

    Sincerely Frank

  • To the family, I am sorry for your loss. Joe was a great neighbor for almost 30 years, and our family will miss him. May he peacefully join Laura in eternal life.