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Robyn and Doug Potter

So sorry for this loss. Our thought and prayers go to all family and friends.

Susan Small

Ah, Claudia, How you must ache... What a very special and wonderful father...May he Rest In Peace🙏🏼You are in our prayers... Joe and Susan

Catherine Turner

Claudia, my heart hurts for you. mama bear hug

Alyssa, Kicker and Asher Parrado

Joe was an angel on this earth with the kindest heart of anyone we’ve ever known. We believe he was sent here to be apart of my grandmas life and so thankful of having the pleasure we got to be a part of his. Love that these two are at the American Beach of heaven now.

Ginger Moore

I go to church every week to try to become what joe was every day. He lived his life with gratitude for everything and in servitude of our Lord and everyone he came in contact with. He was an inspiration to me and I will be forever grateful for his love for my mom my sister my daughter and I. When I would thank him for everything he had done for my mom he would always reply that she had done everything for him It is my greatest hope that they are reunited now but I miss them both very much here Vaya con Dios Joe! You lived your life well and I will always carry your love and inspiration

Kathy Garland

I had the pleasure of knowing Joe the last few years and knew him to always have a smile on his face. He found joy in most things and especially liked to interact with others. He loved his family and was generous with his time and attention. Rumor has it that he and his daughter Claudia were known to singalong with Frank Sinatra songs. Pleasure in the moments! His kind, sweet soul will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have been graced by his friendship. Rest In Peace and God speed Joe Cardinale.

Joseph P. Cardinale


Joseph P. Cardinale died peacefully with family surrounding him October 21, 2021.

Born February 14, 1933, in Bronxville, New York, he was the son of the late Margaret (Rita Calandro) & Raymond Cardinale.

After graduating from Scarsdale High School in New York in 1952, Joe earned a scholarship to play football for the University of Miami. He was injured his first semester and lost his scholarship. Through the guidance of a mentor in the Speech Department, William L. Deam, Joe joined ROTC and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1956. With officer rank, Joe enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Dreux-Louvilliers Air Force Base in France. Joe spent the next 3 years traveling through Europe with the Air Force and
thereafter began a career with Pan American World Airways. Joe was a company man and was an invaluable trouble-shooter for the airline with a career lasting over 30 years.

Joe married Linda M. Stanko in 1965 and they had 3 children. In the late 1970’s an associate travel agent suggested a family vacation to a quiet beach resort, the Amelia Island
Plantation. Joe immediately felt a draw to the raw beauty and the beaches on Amelia Island.
Upon being transferred overseas to South America with Pam Am in 1980, a family second
home was purchased on Amelia Island.

In the mid-1990’s Joe met Winifred J. Wylie. Winnie & Joe had a wonderful partnership and were devoted to one another. Their chemistry was special, and they both loved the beaches
of Amelia Island. They could be found parked at the beach access in American Beach, spending the day hunting shark teeth and enjoying the simple pleasures of beach life. Winnie was a wonderful confidante, friend, and partner.

An owner in the Amelia Island Plantation since 1980, Sea Marsh Road will not be the same
without Joe riding his bike, giving camellia and gardenia flowers to friends and neighbors,
and attending the health and fitness center, all well into his 80’s.

Joe is predeceased by his loving parents, older brother, John (Joan), his sister-in-law Elaine (Louie), niece, Diane, son-in-law Wolfgang Roth, and life partner, Winnie J. Wylie. Joe is survived by his eldest brother, Louie, son, Christopher, daughters, Kimberly (children River and Bianca), and Claudia (George). His nieces and nephews include Carol, Raymond, John, Jerry, Sheila, Susie, Stephanie, and their families. Extended children and grandchildren include Jennifer, Julie, David, Ryan, Elizabeth, Nicklaus, Marti, Samantha, Alex, Ginger, Karen, Alyssa, Chris (“Kicker”) & Asher. Merle Richman, a former Pan Am colleague and
long-time friend, was a near brother to Joe.

There will be a Mass celebrating Joe’s life at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in spring 2022.
Joe will be laid to rest with his parents at the Gate of Heaven cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

The family thanks the caregivers and staff at The Lakeside at Amelia Island, and Community
Hospice in Fernandina Beach, all of which provided compassionate care.

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