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Joseph Dennis Staraitis

October 29, 1946 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 75)

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On Saturday, January 1, 2022, Joseph Dennis Staraitis, age 75, of North Jackson Twp., OH, passed away suddenly at home while sitting with his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Rita Lee (Tompkins) Staraitis.  He was born in Cleveland, OH on October 29, 1946, to Joseph Charles and Esther (Toronski) Staraitis.

Besides his wife, Joe is survived by his children, Joseph (Rustina) Staraitis of Austintown, Scott (Christina) Staraitis of Lisbon, Jason (Amy) Staraitis of IN, grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler, Josh, Josie, Chelsea, Devin, Abby, Millie, Joseph and great-grandchild, Lane.

Joe was an avid hunter, especially for deer and elk in Ohio and out west and duck and goose hunting wherever he could.  He also loved to fish on Lake Erie with his good friend, Mike.

In lieu of flowers, the Staraitis family suggests memorial contributions be made in Joe’s name to The Wounded Warriors Project or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

A private service for family and friends will be held at Our Lady of the Lakes, St. James Church.

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