Retired Inquirer Pressman Joseph Lario Of Pennsauken

Posted: June 06, 1986

Joseph Lario, a retired pressman for the Inquirer who was a driving force in numerous civic organizations, died Wednesday. He was 75 and lived in Pennsauken, N.J.

Lario joined the Inquirer in 1939 and retired in 1976. He previously worked for the Camden Courier-Post, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Record, the Bulletin and the Public Ledger.

In 1980, he was honored by Pennsauken Township as "Senior Citizen of the Year" for his numerous volunteer efforts over the years.

He was a member of the Delaware Gardens Volunteer Fire Company of Pennsauken for 48 years, and served as brigade secretary for 15 years. He was a life member of the Firemen's Relief Association and the New Jersey State Firemen's Association.

He was assistant coordinator of the Pennsauken Committee on the Aging, and served on the Township Ad Hoc Committee for Senior Citizens.

He was a member of the executive board of the New Jersey Federation of Senior Citizens and chairman of its legislative committee. He was a member of the Camden County Tax Advisory Council and the Pennsauken Environmental Committee.

Pennsauken officials credited him with a major role in establishing a Town Watch program. He served on the township's citizens advisory committee to the school board.

A past president of the Half Century Jets Senior Citizens Club, he was a member of the Parish Council of St. Cecilia's Church and had been head usher since 1940.

Lario was a life member of the International Printing and Graphics Communications Union.

Survivors include his wife, the former Edith Mateak; three daughters, Josephine Cheesman, Emma Raco and Edith Tamburro; a son, Joseph Jr., 24 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Judge Anthony Lario; and two sisters, Rose Rizzi and Mary Labascio.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia's Church, Camden Avenue and 48th Street, Pennsauken, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Route 70, Cherry Hill.

Contributions may be made to St. Cecilia's Church.


Leroy P. Rogo, a technical illustrator, died Wednesday. He was 45 and lived in Ridley Park, Delaware County.

Rogo was employed by Boeing Vertol Corp. and had lived in Ridley Park for the past 21 years. From 1978 to 1982, he was the Democratic commissioner for the 6th Ward. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ridley Park.

Surviving are his wife, the former Roberta Brisslan; a daughter, Susan R.; a son, Eric L.; and his mother, Elizabeth Kavulich Rogo.

Requiem Eucharist will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Christ Episcopal Church, Sellers Avenue, Ridley Park. Burial will be in Lawn Croft Cemetery, Ridge Road, Linwood, Delaware County.

Friends may call after 7 tonight at the White-Luttrell Funeral Home, 311 N. Swarthmore ave.


Sneed A. Dashield, a retired metallurgist who was active in his church, died Sunday. He was 75 and lived in West Philadelphia.

He had worked as supervisor at State Metal Industry in Camden before retiring in 1983. He previously had owned a smelting business on Grays Ferry Avenue.

Dashield was a member of Pinkett Tabernacle Friendly Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee and president of the Senior Choir. He was a member of Tuscan Morning Star Lodge 48, F&AM, and a former chaplain of the 42nd Street Block Club.

Survivors include his wife, the former Rubye Glover, a brother and a sister.

Services were to be at 8 tonight at Pinkett Tabernacle Friendly Methodist Church, 1913 N. 21st St., where friends may call three hours earlier. Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Route 202 and Route 3, West Chester.


Brother Dominic Bertin Weathers, F.S.C., a retired teacher who taught at a number of Philadelphia-area schools, died Tuesday. He was 71 and lived in Audubon, Montgomery County.

Weathers joined the Christian Brothers on Sept. 7, 1936. He had served on the staffs at St. Gabriel's Hall in Audubon; St. Francis Vocational School in Eddington, Bucks County; West Catholic Boys High School in West Philadelphia, Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and LaSalle Hall in Ammendale, Md.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Gabriel's Hall, Pawlings Road, Audubon, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Christian Brothers Cemetery, Ammendale, Md.


Jane Fakette, who had worked as a lace examiner, died Tuesday. She was 54 and lived in Philadelphia.

Fakette was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Corinthian Chapter 13.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Fakette; a daughter, Nancy Mills, and a grandson, Jeffrey.

Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 6902 Rising Sun Ave., where friends may call after 7 tonight. Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Lawnview Cemetery, Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, Montgomery County.

Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Home, Hunting Park and Old York roads, Philadelphia, Pa. 19140.

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