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Joseph Balestrieri
  • August 13, 1932
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  • May 23, 2014

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Joseph Balestrieri died May 23rd, 2014 at the age of 81. He was known in the Ocala community as "Mr. Joseph" for almost 45 years. During that time he owned and operated an Italian restaurant, a very successful cosmetology school and several salons. He was married for 48 years and along with his wife raised two daughters in the Ocala community. The family were members of the Christian congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Joseph leaves behind two daughters, Joee Balestrieri-Smith and Mia Ackerson, two son in-laws, Tony Smith and Joe Ackerson as well as one grandson, Anthony Joseph Smith. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 31st at 1:00 PM at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located 5221 Pecan Road, Silver Springs Shores, Ocala, Florida 34472.








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  1. 31 May 2014
    Tressa says:
    Listened to the memorial service today with Karen. Would of liked being there
    With you. Nice that the phone line was available.
    Will keep in touch.
    Warm love to the three of you.

  2. 31 May 2014
    Sherry & Bill Marcoe says:
    We enjoyed meeting and visiting your Mom and Dad quite a few years ago when we were in Ocala and went to their Kingdom Hall. My father became one of Jehovah's Witnesses as result of the Witness given to him by your Aunt Tressa out in service in Pine Castle before he and my mother were married. We especially wanted to meet your parents because of their connection to Tressa. We lost both my parents in the last 4+ years and I understand your pain.

  3. 31 May 2014
    whitney wingfield says:
    You may not know me, but im tressa's grand daughter and wanted to give you my condolences about your dad. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you with this at this difficult time hugs from phoenix.

  4. 30 May 2014
    Joel & Amy Lane says:
    Our deepest sympathy to the family in the passing of Mr. Joseph. We enjoyed our frequent visits with him, and he will be forever in our hearts. He gave us so much of himself, always showing love and thankfulness. We will both be forever grateful to him and Juanita for the education that enabled success. We are unable to attend the service, but our prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP, Mr. Joseph. We love you!

  5. 26 May 2014
    Tressa couch says:
    So sorry to get this news about Joe.
    Sad to hear of the loss of a family member.
    My thoughts are with both Joe'e and Tina as they mourn
    Thie loss of their father. Our family is small now.