Joseph Forte

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March 26, 1931 - November 18, 2012

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Joseph A. Forte, age 81, of Westerville, passed away Nov. 18, 2012 at St. Ann’s Hospital. He was in the restaurant business with his mother at Fortes Restaurant on Cleveland Avenue for 34 years, then he and his wife opened Forte’s Pasta and Pizza at the Convention Center, retiring after 20 years. Graduate of Westerville High School, class 1950. Air Force veteran of Korean War. Survived by his wife of 57 years, Josephine (Trapasso); children, Rita (Michael) Sweet of Westerville, Frank (Chris) of Milford, OH, Felicia Bernardo of Westerville and Angelo of Hilliard; grandchildren, SPC Joseph (Stephanie) Forte, U.S. Army, Ft. Bragg, NC, CPT Carl (Amy) Forte, U.S. Army, Ft. Bragg, NC, SPC James (Mandy) Forte, U.S. Army, Ft. Campbell, KY and Maria Bernado of Westerville; great-granddaughters, Arinna and Kenzie; sister, Betty Saltarelli of Westerville; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Phyllis Forte. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Friday 5-8 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, OH Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Fr. Anthony Dinovo, celebrant. Interment St. Jospeh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to American Diabetes Assn. or American Heart Assn.. Prayer service Friday at 8 p.m..


Sunny Carnivale - Oct 17, 2013

Josephine & Angelo:
I worked at the Juice Bar (directly across the food court from you) at the Ohio Center in 1983. Always used to talk to you guys and when I was pregnant and had morning sickness at 3pm, you would alway send me over a garlic bread with cheese which worked wonders. When Ed and I got married, you gave me a large pasta pot that I always loved. As I was using it today to cook tomatoes, I thought of you all again (as I always do) and went online to try to find you. I am so sorry to see that Joe died–I know I am way late in the process but I wanted to extend my sympathies. You guys were extended family to me — you were always such a comfort to talk to and we got along very well. I think of you all to this day and cherish the memories. Hope you are doing well and I know that God is smiling down on you all–you are wonderful people! Take care and I hope it makes you feel good that I have been thinking about and remembering you all of these years. God Bless You.

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