Joseph Iemma passed away peacefully on November 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Joseph was born in the town of Gallo Matese, Italy and immigrated to Corona, NY at the age of 12 in 1962. He became a US citizen in 1972 and moved to Flushing, NY in 1974.
He was a loving and selfless husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife Joan, his children Cristina, Anthony, Michael and Joseph and grandchildren William, Anna, John and Micayla.
He loved soccer and coached children’s soccer, baseball, and basketball teams. He also loved growing various types of fig trees and learning Spanish.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and his master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. From 1975 to 1990, he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers as the Chief of Design Control for the Design Branch where he was responsible for the oversight of a multi-disciplinary team of 100 engineers. From 1990 to 2010, he was the Engineering Supervisor for the Brooklyn/Queens/LI Unit of the Engineering Branch of the Public Building Service for the US General Serves Administration (GSA) where he was responsible for the oversight of multiple multidisciplinary design teams and construction contractors.
Reposing at the Frederick Fuenral Home 192-15 Northern Blvd, Flushing,NY 11358. Visiting hours will be from 2-5 & 7-9Pm on Friday November 28, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:45am on Saturday November 29, 2014 at St. Kevin RC Church. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Wounded Warrior Project. Donate online at woundedwarriorproject.org.
For further information please contact Frederick Funeral Home at 718-357-6100.
Iemma, Joseph [MC???? RIP]
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