Joseph Marsillo

Obituary of Joseph Marsillo

Joseph "Joe" Marsillo was a giving man who would do anything for anyone. A Blasdell native, Joe was born on August 22, 1948, to Jean and Joseph "Tony" Marsillo, two very religious and 100% Italian parents. One of four boys, Joe was always around to run errands and do things around the house for her. Growing up, Joe attended Frontier High School and played baseball and basketball. He would begin his own family when he met Diane in school when she was in eighth grade, and he was in ninth grade. Having a crush on him, Diane would get her haircut with her brother to see Joe and even carved his initials in her bedroom window sill. The two would be married and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this November. Joe and Diane would be blessed with three children: Kristy, Jamie, and Joseph and Joe was proud to be an expectant grandfather. Joe loved his family and often bragged about his kids who he enjoyed spending time with. He never missed a dance recital, concert or game and he even coached their softball, basketball, and baseball teams. When not caring for his family, Joe was a die hard Yankees, Bills and Sabers fan. He loved sports so much he even refereed basketball and soccer as well as umpired in baseball for many years. He had an extensive career in IT. Starting at UB, Joe would also work for Sperry Rand, Buffalo Forge, and Buffalo Pumps, where he would retire. He was self-taught with computers and never charged for family and friends or anyone who asked for help. Joe had various hobbies he enjoyed. He loved his cars, enjoying Corvettes and, later in life, Lincolns. He also enjoyed golf, belonging to the Tri-County Country Club, and enjoyed walks with his wife, Diane. However, much of Joe's time was focused on his strong faith and involvement with the church. A member of the Holy Name Society, Joe also managed St. John Paul II's church and school computers. For over 35 years, he also dedicated his time to running the church's spaghetti dinners and pancake breakfasts. Joe was also a proud US Army veteran serving in South Korea. Joe will be remembered for his kind heart and willingness to always lend a hand to those in need. He even donated his body to the UB medical school so students like his daughter could become doctors and help others. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Marsillo, Joseph August 28, 2021 of Lake View, NY. Beloved husband of Diane L. (nee Nowland) Marsillo; devoted father of Dr. Kristy (Robert) Sansom, Jamie Marsillo, and Joseph Marsillo; expectant grandfather; son of the late Joseph and late Jean (nee Tomizzi) Marsillo; loving brother of John (late Linda), late Nicholas, and late Charles (Melanie and late Rita) Marsillo; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends received on Wednesday from 4 – 8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 10 AM at St. John Paul II Church. Please assemble at church. Per the request of the family for safety of all, masks will be required at both the funeral home and church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Courage of Carly Fund of the Roswell Alliance Foundation. Joe made an Anatomical Gift to the University at Buffalo. Please leave online donations and condolences at