Joseph B. Nardo, age 61, of Wilmington, passed away suddenly at home on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Joe was born in 1956 in Wilmington to Anthony J. and Kathryn (Byrd) Nardo. He graduated from John Dickinson High School in 1974 where he lettered in football. Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Joe spent his entire life working in the retail supermarket and drug store business. He was introduced to supermarkets when his family owned and operated a local Nardo’s IGA supermarket. For the past several years, Joe managed a Rite Aid.

He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan, but his greatest enjoyment was playing golf with his beloved friends. Joe was also a member of the Sons of Italy and the Elks Club No. 307.

Joe is survived by his daughter Michele J. Compton (Tim) of North East, MD, his beloved mother Kathryn B. Nardo, and a sister Pamela Nardo Edwards, both of Wilmington, nephew Andrew A. Edwards (Megan) of Wilkes-Barre, PA, and many other beloved family members.
Joe was preceded in death by his father Anthony J. Nardo and niece Ashleigh A. Edwards.

A viewing will be held on Monday, June 12 at 12 noon at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 with a funeral service at 1 pm. Interment will take place privately.