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Joseph Mantia

In Loving Memory

Mantia, Joseph David

June 21, 1951 - September 11, 2023

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday, September 11th, 2023.

Beloved son of the late Jacqueline and Michael Mantia, Sr.; loving brother of Michael (Karen), Sandra (Aundra Dixon), Susan, the late Charles (Linda), John (Janette), Martin (Terri), Mary (Lynda Noel), William (Donna), James (Lisa), Gerald (Wendy Giddings), August (Cindy), Thomas (Sherry) and Michelle (James) D’Amico; our dear uncle, great-uncle, godfather, brother-in-law, cousin and friend.

Joe was a gentleman and soft spoken, he was a comedian at times. He had a heart of gold always helping others in need. He was a bookworm and highly educated. He attended Our Lady of Sorrows Grade School, Prep South High School at Kenrick Seminary, Cardinal Glennon College and Logan College of Chiropractic. He was a Journeyman Wireman with IBEW Local 1 for 42 years. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Anatomy. At Logan College he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1969-1975 stationed in Monterey, CA and received commendations as a Marksman and Mash Unit Supplyman.

Forever in our hearts, we will miss you dearly.

SERVICES: Visitation will be Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (5020 Rhodes Avenue) followed by 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. A service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. Patrick’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri are greatly appreciated.


9 thoughts on “Mantia, Joseph David”

  1. Joe, Tia 2 (Second of 14 siblings) Thanks for being my big Bubby!
    Your advice, encouragement and help in my life was always much appreciated. Not sure how to move forward without you, but I have Awesome memories and love to keep close in my heart, until we reunite one day. Rest easy my Bubby and Hug Mom, Dad and Chas for me.
    Love and Peace Forever ❤️
    your lil Sis, Sandy (Tia 3)

  2. Joe,
    There is so much to say but just know how much you were loved. I always respected and looked up to you. Thanks for the memories. I will miss you!
    Love Your Sis Sue ❤️

  3. Joe,
    I hope you have peace, happiness and fulfillment now. We’ve known each other for 50+ years and I am so sorry you are no longer on this earth. But you are still here in the memories you’ve left behind!

  4. Joe, you sure lived a full life. Blessed with many friends and family. God bless you and your family. Reat in peace my friend. Sandy Eaves

  5. Joe,
    My dear longtime friend beginning with our days working at Ramada Inn South County. We had not seen each other for quite a while, but I always thought of you. I will miss all of our times together and the many conversations we had.
    I love you and will miss you always.


  6. Sandy and family,
    The whole Rapp family offers their heartfelt condolences. We were all so, so very sad to hear of Joe’s passing. Joe was such a good friend of our brother Danny. My parents had such good feelings whenever Joe would stop by – knowing Dan was still in the hearts of others. Joe’s regular contact on Danny’s birthday meant very much to the whole family. His very presence was very healing. Joe was such a soft spoken and kind man – he will be missed by many, but certainly by the Rapp family. Christ’s Peace.

  7. I was googling old classmates between seeing patients and Joe came to mind. I’m so sorry that this is the news I found. Joe and I were in the same class at Logan and I remember him as a lovely guy. My condolences to his family and loved ones.


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