Joseph PressottoJuly 8, 1920 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 97)
Joseph Pressotto 97 (also known Joe, Josie, Pop, Uncle Joe and most of all Grandpa Joe or just plain Grandpa to so many) of Howell, Michigan went home to be with Jesus on October 24, 2017.
The funeral service will be held at Manns Family Funeral Home at 12pm on Sunday October 29th, family friend
Pastor Phil DiLernia will be officiating. Visitation will be held 2pm - 6pm on Saturday, October 28th and 10am - 12pm Sunday, October 29th
Joe was born in Sudbury Ontario on July 8, 1920, he immigrated to the United States when he was 5 years old, depending on how you asked he was always first a proud American, but he would also like to claim his Canadian and of course Italian heritages. He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1937, and entered into the Toolmaking Apprenticeship Program through Ford Motor Company from which he graduated from in October of 1942.
Joe married Phyllis Jean Merchant on September 15, 1945, he lovingly always referred to her as “his sweetheart” to the end of his days. They were married 51 years until she passed away in December 1996.
Joe again found love and companionship with Delores Boyle they spent many happy years together until Delores passing in March 2012.
Joe worked as a Tool & Die Maker for Ford Motor Company until he retired at 72. Joe LOVED sports of all kinds, he played and coached them when he was young and watched them continuously in his retired years, He was a loyal Red Wing & Tigers fan, but would watch anything sports related (even curling ugh!) Joe was a Feather Weight Boxing Champ in his youth, he also loved dancing, shooting pool, playing cards, and collecting coins.
Joe is survived by his son Phil Pressotto and his wife Laurianne, his grandchildren Jason Zykowski and his wife Noel, Nathan Pressotto and is wife Mandy, Noelle Taylor and her husband Robb, and Alysen Hester, also great-granddaughters, Avery & Quinn Taylor, Taryn Zykowski, and baby Taylor to be born this December.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis and his son Charlie.
The family wishes to thank all of the friends, family and wonderful neighbors that loved Joe and made his last years happy and filled with love and laughter.