So Ptld. He was married to a Jean of Irish descent until his passing, and was stationed in Cape May, NJ early in his life. His middle initial is A. Born 14 JUL 1918, Died 12 FEB 2001. Savanna, Dennis's daughter has tried to find out more on the genealogy, yet Dennis' has either been vague on purpose or just doesn't know. He has said only that his kin are all in NYC. I remember hearing that Joseph came from a large family. He did not like pasta, except on thanksgiving, because he grew up eating it pretty much daily. Dennis isn't sure if Joseph was born in Italy or in NYC or "somewhere along the way". Also, Dennis has spoken quite often of an Aunt "Babe", who, he claims was a pretty well known Broadway actress. This aunt being Joseph' sister, I believe.
Dennis is an extremely talented guitar player, and Savanna was born with an amazing voice, so Savanna, would love to learn more of this elusive aunt. Both Dennis and his father Joseph work/worked in the pipefitter/welder's union if that helps. Savanna would love to meet or correspond with her extended family on her dad's side. That part of her life is a big mystery, as it is for you. I sincerely hope that you or someone reading this turns out to be kin. I hope you also, Derek, if this is not the same Joseph, find your roots somehow.