Americo “Joe” Selvaggio

November 2, 1936 - May 27, 2019 Cochranville, PA | Age 82 Passionate Woodworker, Avid Gardener, Proud Father and Grandfather

Americo “Joe” Selvaggio, age 82 of Cochranville, PA, passed away Monday May 27, 2019.

He was the husband of the late Ruth Behlke Selvaggio, whom he married in 1965.

Joe was born November 2, 1936 in Caserta, Italy to the late Guiseppe Selvaggio and the late Cecilia Selvaggio.

He was retired from the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Center where he worked as a Carpenter. He had a great love of cabinetry and wood working throughout his life.

Joe loved to be out in his yard and was a passionate gardener. He always enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends. Yet, Joe’s greatest joy in life was undoubtedly the relationship he shared with his daughter, Denise and his granddaughter, Ava.

Joe is survived by his daughter, Denise Selvaggio and his granddaughter, Ava Peterson, both of Avondale, PA.

A Viewing for Joe will be held Saturday, June 1 2019 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. Services for Joe will begin at 11:00AM. Interment will follow at Cochranville Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E Cypress St, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Arrangements by Cleveland Funeral Home of Avondale, PA.

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Willow Tree Hospice

Willow Tree Hospice
616 E Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



June 1, 2019 9:00AM to 11:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Service

June 1, 2019 11:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


June 1, 2019 Following Services Cochranville Methodist Cemetery


  1. Denise & Ava.
    So sorry for your loss. Your Dad & Mom and you and Ava are family to us. I’ve known them since I was a little girl and I remember when we first met your Dad when he started dating your Mom. We’ve always loved him. Joe always would talk about the time we all went to Dewey Beach DE for a week and had so much fun in a cheap little cabin we rented and just had a blast at the beach. I remember when Joe tried out a trampoline for the first time ever and we all just laughed and laughed. I’m hoping he and my Dad are in heaven together clowning it up. This has been a sad week with both of them passing.

    Debbie Chaga | May 31, 2019 at 5:27 PM
  2. What a great person to have known help me out so many times they don’t come any better l really miss him and your mother

    Scott | May 30, 2019 at 6:26 PM
  3. Denise we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Joe was such a nice person Dwight and I Loved him. Our deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers are with you and Ava.

    Dwght & Barbara | May 29, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    alfred l lewis | May 29, 2019 at 5:31 PM

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