A. Joseph DiSeta, 91

Bethlehem Steel welder

August 02, 2007

Albert Joseph DiSeta, a retired Bethlehem Steel welder and World War II veteran, died of congestive heart failure Thursday at Forest Hill Mariner nursing home.

The former Joppatowne resident was 91.

Born in Baltimore and raised in Little Italy on Fawn Street, he attended St. Leo's Parochial School and was a 1934 City College graduate. He also attended Maryland Institute College of Art.

During 1935 and 1936, he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps and helped build the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.

Before joining the Army during World War II, he worked at the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. in Middle River. He was a noncommissioned officer in France and Germany, and maintained his battalion's personnel records and orders.

After the war, he joined Bethlehem Steel Corp. at Sparrows Point and retired in 1982.

Known as Joe, he lived in Essex for many years. He enjoyed dancing and big-band music. He was a member of the Sons of Italy, the Knights of Columbus-Baltimore Council, American Legion, Rosedale Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Essex Moose Lodge.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis J. Grymes and Gerry Sisselberger, both of Bel Air; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His wife of 46 years, the former Elizabeth Rose, died in 1986.

Services were held Saturday in Bel Air.

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