Obituaries

Joe Thomas Koytila

February 27th, 2021

Joe Thomas Koytila, age 91, of Bedford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on February 23, 2021.

Joe was born on August 4, 1929 in Youngstown, OH; he was the son of late Mike and Julia (Kirch) Koytila. Joe was raised and educated in Ohio.

Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 14, 1951. He faithfully served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably transferred to the Army Reserves on February 25, 1953, where he served for more than twenty-five years.

Joe worked as a Physical Director in the massage therapy field for many movie stars and famous people. He genuinely enjoyed his work and was proud of his business.

Joe was also extremely health conscious; he loved to exercise and made sure he did everything to stay fit. Joe was in phenomenal shape; in his younger years, he was a bodybuilder and participated in several fitness competitions. In his later years, Joe modeled for a famous art studio in New York City. Joe was a popular choice among the artists in the studio and he was so proud of his modeling career.

Joe lived a full and interesting life for which he loved to tell stories about. He loved to joke and make people laugh. He was always positive; Joe never complained about anything, not even when he should have.

Joe loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Joe will be remembered as a kind, gentle, loving person. He had a wonderful sense of humor and the twinkle in his blue eyes would brighten anyone’s day. His family were so blessed to have such a wonderful dad and he will be greatly missed!

Joe was the devoted father of Marty Koytila & his wife Diane of Tewksbury, Joann DiTucci & her husband Rich of Burlington, Donna Gallinaro & Mike Grimes of Stoneham and Tommy Koytila & Amy of New York, loving “Grandad” of Amanda Whitley & Tyler, Jon Koytila, Danielle DiTucci, Mike DiTucci & Des, Chanel Scimemi & Wally and Gina Grimes, “Great-Grandaddy” of Aiden, Kaiya, Dante and Luca.

Due to the current pandemic, the Koytila family requested that Funeral Services are Private.

Memorial donations in Joe’s name may be made to Bedford Green, 100 Pride Way, Bedford, MA 01730.

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2 Entries in Guest Book for “Joe Thomas Koytila”

  1. Paul & Sue DiTucci says:

    Joe was a positive and kind man. We enjoyed his company, his stories of the past, his passion for fitness and his voracious appetite. He always talked about his acting career, his love for Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the celebrities he met as a masseuse. He will be sorely missed.

  2. Arlette heise says:

    My special friend “Sampson” may you be at peace and spread the happiness and beautiful stories now to your new friends above. I miss our conversations and your smile. You will be in my heart forever. Thanks for our friendship.

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