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Joseph L Polichena

November 24, 1922 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 95)
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Joseph L. Polichena, 95 of Ravenna passed away Saturday October 6, 2018 at Longmeadow Care Center in Ravenna.  Being a lifelong resident,  Joe was born November 24, 1922 in Ravenna to the late Rocco and Francis (LaFatch) Polichena.   He was  retired as the owner of the former Polichena Motors in Ravenna, a member Immaculate Conception Church , the Ravenna Elks and Italian American Club.   Joe was a veteran of the US Army serving in WW II as a paratrooper.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Jeffery in October of 2016, his daughter in law  Mary in 2017,  his siblings Rocco, Jr., Nicholas, James, Anthony and Elizabeth DeAngelas.  Survivors include his loving wife Josephine (Favazzo) Polichena whom he married September 7, 1946, his daughter Jody (John "Mick") Sova of Cortland,  his grandchildren JJ (Mikell Riddle) Polichena, Lissa (Tim) Reedy, Carrie (Brian)  Reedy, Katrina (Dan) Peyton, Erin (Karoly) Bozan, David (Sarah Ulam) Sova, Cindy Lukanec,  his great grandchildren  Ryan,  Jordan, Joey, Alyssa, Jacob, Gavin, Ella, Grace, Griffin, Braden, Justin, his siblings Carmella DiAugustino, Russ Polichena, Leonard Polichena, Frank Polichena and Francis Polichena, and many loving relatives and friends.  Calling hours will be TONIGHT TUESDAY October 9, 2018 6- 8 PM at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church in Ravenna with Father William Kraynak officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio.  The family would like to thank the nurse's, doctor's and the staff at Longmeadow Care Center for the wonderful care of their husband and father.  Condolences and memories of Joe may be shared with his family at

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