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Joseph J. Corso

Joseph J. Corso, 80, Sandusky, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, in the Ohio Veterans Home.

He was born on June 20, 1930 in Sandusky, and was a 1948 graduate of Sandusky High School. Joe received his degree in accounting from Miami University, Oxford, OH, in 1955. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Joe was employed as a computer programming advisor for Rockwell Aviation in Los Angeles, CA for 22 years, retiring in 1985. Joe loved to read, enjoyed sports, jazz, watching films, fine dining, and was a wine connoisseur. He was the drummer in the Blue Notes jazz band.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Corso, Sandusky; brother-in-law, Carl Gruber, Pompano Beach, FL; nephews, Ken (Kathy) Corso, Milan, and Paul (Ady) Corso, Paso Robles, FL; nieces, Janet (Jerry) Scheider, Cedar Park, TX, Gail Brock, TN, and Judy (Bob) Guseman, Sandusky; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Ida (Caldrone) Corso; sister, Margaret Gruber; brothers, August "Stiny" Corso and Henry Corso, and nephew, Larry Corso.

There will be no visitation. Private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research, P.O. Box 750, New York, NY, 10021-0036, to Firelands Cancer Center, 701 Tyler St., Sandusky, OH 44870, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared at