Joseph J. Spotleson

April 15, 1930 ~ December 23, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Joseph Spotleson Obituary

Poland – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 30, at 11:00 am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New Middletown for Joseph Spotleson,93,  who died at the Hospice House on  Saturday, December 23, surrounded by his family.

Joe was born April 15, 1930, in Detroit, MI, a son of Bruno and Julia Zappavigna  Spotleson.  Joe moved to the Youngstown   area with his family when he was a child. He served in the United States Army for two tours of duty from January 1950 to March 1956.

He returned from the service and married the former Jane Carbon on May 5, 1956.  He worked at Youngstown Steel Tank and then at JCPenney as an appliance repair man. After JCPenney closed their appliance repair department, Joe opened his own appliance repair business alongside Jane.  It was called Joe’s Home Appliance Repair.  He was later joined by his son, Joey.  Joe retired several years ago.  He took the time to enjoy golfing and spending time with his wife, kids and grandkids.

Joe is survived by his wife, Jane, his daughters Lori (Kenton) Thompson of Hudson and Sherry Spotleson of Poland, two sons Joey (Cynthia Clemente) Spotleson and  Ricky Spotleson both of Poland, fourteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Joe was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Fred, and his sister, Bay Campana, and his grandson, Justin Thompson.

Joe’s family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of Hospice House for the compassionate care they provided. The family also requests that material tributes in his name be made to the Hospice House on line at or by mail to Hospice House at 9803 Sharrott Road in Poland, OH, 44514.

Family and friends can pay their respects on Saturday, December 30, prior to the Mass, from 9:00 am to 10:45 am at St. Paul the Apostle Church at 10143 Main Street in New Middletown, OH, 44442.

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December 30, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown
10143 Main Street
New Middletown, OH 44442

Mass of Christian Burial
December 30, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown
10143 Main Street
New Middletown, OH 44442


Hospice House
9803 Sharrott Road, Poland OH 44514
Tel: 1-330-549-5860


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