Joseph C. Mistretta, 84, of 317 Fairmount Ave., died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
A native of Jamestown, he was born April 24, 1929, a son of the late Philip and Rosalie Insera Mistretta.
He was a 1948 graduate of Jamestown High School, and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 as a para-trooper.
Joseph C. Mistretta
He was employed by Watson Manufacturing as a metal assembler.
He enjoyed sports and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. He umpired baseball and softball for many years and has been inducted into the Chautauqua County Umpires Hall of Fame. Above all else, his pride and joy were his great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Alice Lyon Mistretta, whom he married June 4, 1952; three children: Debra (Frank) Smith of Ashboro, N.C., Phillip (Miriam) Mistretta and Kathleen Mistretta, both of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Mandy (Michael) Smith, Danielle (Ben) Harbor, Tamara (Jason) Strachan, Brian Mistretta and Vincent (Emme) Mistretta; and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Mistretta.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home.
The Rev. John L. Kuhlmann will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Joe at www.lindfuneralhome.com.