Joseph Andrew Iavarone of Garnet Valley

Joseph Andrew Iavarone, 44, of Garnet Valley, died tragically on May 27.

Joseph Andrew Iavarone

Born in Upland, he was a lifelong resident of Garnet Valley. Joe graduated from Garnet Valley High School, class of 1992 where he was active in sports and played high school football. He later received his bachelor’s degree from Wesley College in Dover, Del. and his master’s degree in education. Joe continued his career in education, teaching at the Garnet Valley Middle School in both health and physical education. He was the defensive line coach for the Garnet Valley varsity football team and also coached freshman football.

Joe had a passion for summers in Sea Isle City, N.J. however his children were his focus where he was active with their sporting events.

Joe is preceded in death by his mother, Helene Cochrane Iavarone. He is survived by two children, Massimo Iavarone (12) and Viviana Iavarone (10), father and stepmother, Andrew and Doris Iavarone, sister, Lori Iavarone, niece, Grace Iavarone, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.

A visitation will be held on June 5, Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, followed by a memorial service at 7. Interment will remain private. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made by donating to his GoFundMe page, (
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