In Memory of

Joseph “Joe” Frank Dellario

July 28, 1954 - September 21, 2023


Joseph “Joe” Frank Dellario, 69, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on September 21, 2023. Born on July 28, 1954, in Kansas City, MO, Joe was the beloved husband of Patty Dellario for 50 years. He was a loving father to his daughters Amber Marie Kirwin (husband John), Dawn Michelle Loehr (husband Mike), Tammy Melissa Pankey (husband Brent), and Tiffany Meredith Dellario. 


Joe adored his grandchildren: John Joseph Kirwin, Jacqueline Marie Kirwin, Kaitlin Ann Kirwin (fiancée Dane Workman), Kristin Sue Kirwin, Hannah Michelle Loehr, Gretchen Madison Loehr, Lorelei Josephine Loehr, James Friedrich Loehr, Kayden Melissa Sees, Gabriel Joseph Sees, Robert Allan Sees, Abriel Lynne Sees, Eric William Pankey, Duncan Patrick Pankey. He cherished his siblings Deborah Mary Wisecup (husband Danny), Phyllis Josephine Bledsoe (in remembrance Gary), Charles Stanley Dellario (wife Kyle), as well as his brother and sister-in-laws: Michael Dennis Hutson, Daniel Kevin Hutson, Charlene Louise Crouch (husband Doug). His aunt Lindy Cooper, husband Gary 


Joe also leaves behind nieces, nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews, along with cousins who were like brothers and sisters to him. He was preceded in death by his father Philip Frank Dellario, his mother Joyce Larraine Combs, his uncle Donald Combs, and his aunts Geraldine Combs, Shirley Cooper, Frances LaSala, Katherine Cooper, Josephine Flahive. 


Joe graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1974. He proudly served in the Navy for three years, completing three years of active service and three years in the reserves. Following his military service, Joe dedicated over 37 years of his career to Missouri Public Service/KCPL/Evergy, where he worked as a coal pile heavy machine operator at the coal plant in Sibley, MO. 


Joe was a practicing Catholic and worshipped at Our Lady of Presentation. In his free time, he enjoyed fly fishing at Bennett Springs, as well as being a passionate fan of Notre Dame, Missouri Tigers and the Kansas City Chiefs football teams. Joe was the Vice President, coached and umpired girls softball through the Lee’s Summit Softball Association. His commitment to philanthropy and community service was evident through his eight years of volunteering at Centerpoint Hospital’s heart desk and 7 years with Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation, which earned him the prestigious title of Lee’s Summit’s Volunteer of the Year in 2017. 


We will be erecting a memoriam bench at Joe’s favorite fishing location, Bennett Springs Park and contributions can be sent in care of Tiffany Dellario, 505 S. Roney Street; Carl Junction, MO 64834 or via gofund me – 


 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO, 64063. 


Joe battled heart disease for over 29 years through multiple procedures and grave diagnosis, defying the odds while he still maintained his fighting spirit and medical professions called him a walking miracle! 


Please join us in celebrating Joe’s life at his memorial service, held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit on Thursday, September 28th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. A funeral mass will be conducted at Our Lady of Presentation on Friday, September 29th at 10:00am with a burial service to follow at Floral Hills East in Lee’s Summit. Directly following services lunch will be provided at Our Lady of Presentation in Joe’s honor. 


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Patty, so sorry for your loss. Joe was such a good man who never knew a stranger. Always a smile. If you need anything or just to talk I’m here. Praying for you and your family. Love Carol

Dearest Patty, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May the Lord bless you and comfort you in these trying times. Joe will truly be missed and I pray the Lord will fill the void in your heart, until the two of you are together again. God bless you 🙏

Joe was one of a kind. He was very kind but had a very active prankster side as well.

I won’t ever forget him getting me sent to the principles office. The teacher had left the classroom and Joe put a tack on my seat. Then as I was returning the favor the teacher came back and caught me!

I don’t think I ever saw him with out a smile on his face. I didn’t get to see Joe and Patty much but I will miss him.

My sincere heartfelt sympathy to his family. I know how much he loved his family. You could tell that by the way he looked at Patty and talked about his children!

I’m so sorry for the loss of Joe. My condolences to his family and all of the extended family members 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

It was always so nice to run into Joe. It was always like we had stayed in touch for years. Whenever we ran into each other he was always the fun and jovial person he was clear back in high school. He will always be someone I’ll have fond memories of. RIP Joe ! The world was a better place with you in it !! Love and prayers for all the family and friends, for comfort and solace during Joe’s celebration of life.

Joe was Candi’s first softball coach an I know was why she fell in love with the game. Such a living soul to so many girls. Our love to him in his ongoing jouney and to the family. Enjoy your memories.

To my dear friends, the entire family of the Dellarios, Joe was just a pre-teen when I met and worked for his Mom and Dad who I stayed in touch with until there passing. Joe thought I worked for him, oh my what a fun time with him, his brother and his sisters whom I loved dearly. To his family, my condolences to all of you, a great loss for the

I’m so sorry to hear the news of his passing. I have such wonderful memories of Joe and I umpiring back in the day. We had so much fun working together. He was an incredible person and I know loved you all so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.


Patty and family – I am so so sorry you have lost Joe. My heart breaks for you. He was such a kind, loving, happy soul who will be missed by many. May those sweet memories bring you comfort. God bless you and your family during this difficult time. 💕✨


Thursday, September 28, 2023
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, September 29, 2023
10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church
130 NW Murray Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081