Joseph DeVincent 1927-2022 | News, Sports, Jobs


Joe was born October 21, 1927 in Youngstown, the son of Alexander and Pierina Carnevale DeVincent, and lived his entire life in the Youngstown area until moving to Hudson in 2022.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Education from the former Youngstown College and did graduate work in Chemistry at Kent State University. He was a member of the Omicron Lambda Honorary Fellowship.

Joe began his career teaching chemistry at Fairfield High School, then spent over 30 years teaching chemistry and biology at Woodrow Wilson High School, retiring in 1985.

After retiring from teaching, Joe worked at the Omega Door Company for over 20 years.

A professional musician, Joe was a private music teacher at Tee Ross Music Studio for many years. It was at the Tee Ross Music Studio that he met Ruth, who would become his wife for 65 years. Additionally, he was a member of the Joe Ranalli Orchestra for over 30 years.

Joe served two years in the United States Army in the Special Services Unit in Korea and was a proud American veteran.

Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife, the former Ruth Bucko, whom he married on August 4, 1956; his daughters, Caroline (Wes) Gray of Hudson, Ruth (Len) Pogacnik of Poland; his grandchildren, Victoria Gray of Pittsburgh, Stephanie Pogacnik (fiance Joe Slovasky) of Cleveland, Doug Pogacnik (fiance Jill Banko) of Pittsburgh and Wes Gray of Columbus. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Mary Grace Bucko, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of relatives in Princeton, NJ.

In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his sister, Antonette Garritano; his brother, Armond DeVincent; and a sister, Babe DeVincent, who died in infancy.

Family and friends can call from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2022 at Fox Funeral Home. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend Philip Rogers at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church in Boardman, followed by interment at Calvary Cemetery.

Family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cleveland Eye Bank Foundation, 4775 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128, in Joe’s name, or St. Charles’ Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman , OH 44512.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, OH 44512.

Joe’s family and friends can visit to view this obituary and express your condolences to the DeVincent family.

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