Joseph A. Vitale Jr., 68, a former sales engineer for the American Can Co. in Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at the Columbus Hospital in Newark, N.J.
A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Vincent DePaul Church in Gillette, N.J. Burial with military honors will be in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery.
Mr. Vitale was born in the St. Ann's Parish of Baltimore and graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1942.
Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as crew chief for a bomber squadron until the end of World War II. He was the recipient of numerous military honors in the European theater of operations.