Joelynn Lofaro Dillo

July 21, 1970 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 49)

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Brookfield – Joelynn Lofaro-Dillo, 49, of Brookfield, passed away of natural causes on May 9, 2020 in Cairo, Egypt while following her passion for training horses and painting.

Joelynn will always be remembered and loved by her family and friends for her smile, outgoing and vibrant personality and caring nature.  

She was born July 21, 1970 in Youngstown, the daughter of Joseph and Diane (Markotan) Lofaro.

Joelynn was a proud homemaker and devoted mother who always made her son her number one priority. She was an exceptional cook and baker and her family will miss her fabulous dishes and homemade breads. Joelynn was proud of her Italian Heritage and held true to all the Italian traditions for all the holidays especially their annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.  

Joelynn was a 1988 graduate of Liberty High School and then got her Real Estate License and sold real estate until 2008. From the time as a little girl Joelynn had a true love and passion for horses and following her dreams she began by having a ranch in Cincinnati where she raised and was a breeder of horses along with competing in shows in Ohio and Kentucky. Still following her passion, Joelynn traveled to Egypt where she taught and trained the Arabian Horses how to dance. Joelynn was also an accomplished artist and while in Egypt she sold her artwork to the locals and tourists. 

She was a member since her baptism at St. Angela Merici Church and she was proud to have her Godparents Carmen Lofaro and Fran Lofaro Klingsmith always being there for her.

Joelynn leaves behind to hold onto her precious memories a son Joel Dillo of Cincinnati, her father Joseph F. (Marion Short-Steele) Lofaro of Brookfield, her mother Diane Fisher of Fort Myers, Florida, step mother Charlene LoFaro of New Castle, step father James Fisher, paternal grandmother Ann Lofaro of Boardman, three sisters Victoria Fisher, of South Carolina, Susie (Omar Martinez) Lofaro of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Zoe Steele of Brookfield, Ohio along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Joelynn was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Santie Lofaro and maternal grandparents John Markotan (Margerite).

Joelynn’s family wishes to express appreciation to all that are offering condolences at this time but have elected to have private services due to the Coronavirus. There was a private funeral service held Thursday, June 11, 2020 at St. Angela Merici Parish, with Father Kevin Peters as officiant. For Joelynn’s love of horses, she was taken to St. John Cemetery, Coitsville by a white horse drawn carriage.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman.

In lieu of flowers material contributions may be made in Joelynn’s name to Animal Charity Humane Society, 4140 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512 because of her love for animals. 

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Private Services

St. Angela Merici Parish-Sacred Heart Church
400 Lincoln Park Dr.
Youngstown, OH 44506


Animal Charity
4140 Market St., Boardman OH 44512

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