Joseph Anthony DiNovo, age 47, on May 4, 2017 he went home to be with the Lord after a 27 year battle with cancer. He went to Westerville South class of 88. He was a very loyal and compassionate person. Survived by his wife, Maria of San Pablo, CA; parents, Gus and Mona; brothers, Augustine (Ben) A. (Ophelia) and Rodney A. Haller (Kelley); sisters, Lisa Ponting and Gina Burnett (Todd) as well as many, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, May 26th from 3-7 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville. A prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 26th.
Mark Van Houten - May 26, 2017
Joe and I were classmates back in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades at Cherrington Elementary. We hung out quite a bit together in those days and would, on occasion, hang out together during our high school years.
I was quite sadden at first to hear of his passing. But, I quickly realized that it’s times like these that allow us to look back fondly on the memories that were made. Hell, I can still see his mischievous grin whenever he would do something that he shouldn’t be doing. So for me, it’s more about celebrating his life than anything else. He was a good friend and great person. Mr. and Mrs Dinovo should be proud of how they raised him. Job well done to all of you and more importantly, to Joe!
Mark Van Houten
Joe Ramirez - May 26, 2017
My family moved into Westerville Ohio, on Electric ave, during the summer of 1976, and Joe came over and introduced himself. He was my very first friend in Westerville. Together, we played football, baseball, and basketball, rode bikes all over the neighborhood, played Atari and shot pool in the basement when it was raining outside. I’ll never forget our friendship. Joe was a very loyal friend to me, and Mr and Mrs DiNovo treated me like family. To Mr and Mrs DiNovo, and Lisa also, I am so sorry for your loss.
Love and prayers – Joe Ramirez