Joseph F. “One Shot Joe” Laurendi
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Joseph F. “One Shot Joe” Laurendi, age 92, formerly of Ocala, FL, passed peacefully on Saturday, November 12, 2022, surrounded by loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Bernadette; children, Michael (Alisa) Laurendi, Elizabeth “Lisa” (the late Jeff) Noto, Grace (Bruce) Lani, and Catherine (Keith) Pope; sister, Matilda Cherney; grandchildren, Kelly, Joseph, Jennifer, Patrick, Allison, Shane, Ryan, Renée, Chad, Harrison, Hudson, Corbin; 6 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Grazia Crea and Domnick Laurendi; brothers, Frank, Natale and Anthony Laurendi.
As a 23 year Air Force Veteran, he earned his nickname, “One Shot Joe” as a military photographer. As master sergeant, Joe worked directly with the CORONA program at Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts. He received numerous military awards and commendations to include the Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
Family was everything to Joe and will always be fondly remembered by his kindness and generosity.
A service with Full Military Honors will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 1:30 pm at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017.
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