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Mr. Joseph James Governale

Obituary for Mr. Joseph James Governale

May 23, 1931 - October 6, 2018
Broadview Heights, Ohio | Age 87

Loving Father, Dear Grandfather, Beloved Brother & Uncle, Cherished Friend of Many & Retired Firefighter


Joseph James "Joe" Governale, age 87, of Broadview Heights, Ohio; loving father of Chuck Governale (Lori), Michael Governale (Miriam), and Karen West; dear grandfather of Justin Governale, Kyle West, Taylor West, Ryan Governale, Dana Governale, and Sicily Governale; cherished brother of Anthony Governale (Betty, deceased), and Rose McCombs (Jerry); uncle and cousin of many. Joe was a Cleveland West Tech graduate, attended Kent State University, and was a United States Navy veteran. He was a retired City of Cleveland Firefighter and also operated his own construction and remodeling company. Joe also coached the Cleveland Bulldogs youth football team and enjoyed skiing and hunting. He passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Although flowers are appreciated, the family prefers memorial contributions be forwarded to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675, or please visit The family will receive friends at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 12, 2018. Prayer service at the funeral home on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Matthias the Apostle Church, 1200 West Sprague Road, Parma, Ohio 44134. Cremation by Busch Crematory.


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