Joseph M. Nero
funeral director and owner, Vito Nero Funeral Home, Cleveland, Ohio, and Blessing Cremation Center, Mentor, Ohio, died July 4, 2022, at age 66. Nero began working in the family business in 1969 and became owner in 1989. He graduated from the University of Miami, earned his CFSP and served as president of the Cuyahoga Funeral Directors Association and as a board member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. Clearly seeing the changing trends in funeral service, Nero opened Blessing Cremation Center.
Nero was an active participant in the Baranello Lodge, Special Olympics, Garfield Heights/Padua/North Royalton hockey programs and the Village of Valley View. He was president of the Exchange Club and a member of Knights of Columbus and the Northern Ohio Italian Americans Society.
He is survived by sons Joseph and Angelo, and brother Robert.