Joseph V. Marchitelli, 83, of Tamarac, FL passed away February 17, 2001. A resident of Tamarac since 1981, moving here from Astoria, NY. Pre-deceased by his wife, Madeline. Survived by his daughters, Joanne Messina and Rosemarie (Mark) Leitner; granddaughter, Robin Marie Leitner; great-grandson, Mark Joseph all of Jackson Heights, NY; brothers, Anthony, Michael, Henry and sister Rose, all of Astoria, NY. He is pre-deceased by his brother, John. Joe served as Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, 1940-1945 and was a member of the First Marine Raider Battalion. He participated in the battle for Guadalcanal in 1942 and the Battle for New Georgia in 1943, where he was wounded. He was past commander of Long Island City Post #2348, V.F.W. and past commander of Queens County Council, V.F.W., New York; life member of St. Mary’s Lincoln Council #312 Knights of Columbus, Astoria, NY. Friends may call from 9:00 to 10:30am at Mason Funeral Home, 7151 McNab Rd., Tamarac, FL on Tuesday, February 20, 2001. Funeral mass will be held that same date at 11:00am at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Interment will follow the mass at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale, FL. Arrangements by Mason Funeral Home.