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“Candi and Family, Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts will be with you all. RIP Mr. Todaro. I have friends that are Italian and were from...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Shelley Scott Spears - Houston, TX

“We have fond memories of Uncle Joe. We mutually enjoyed gardening and swapping our cucuzza and eggplants for his beautiful, large, tomatoes. He grew...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Katherine and Vincent Weido - TX

“In 1915, numerous Italian immigrant families were living in Highbank, Falls County, Texas, south of Marlin (the County Seat). That same year, thirty...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Lee Roberts - Baytown, TX - self

“You say this man is from Highbank, Tx.???????I came to Highlands, Texas, in 1039, worked "uptown" most of my childhood. . Joe was a fairly small man...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: emanuel keyes - highlands, TX


Joe Todaro, 89, of Baytown, Texas, formerly from Houston, passed away on October 9, 2014, at a hospital in Houston, Texas. He was born November 27, 1924 in Highbank, Texas, to Vick Todaro and Josephine Buffamante Todaro. He was baptized into the Catholic Faith on January 3, 1925, Joe graduated from Highbank, Reagan High School and in 1943, then he joined the United States Navy.
Professionally, he was a Meat Cutter and member of United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local # 408, member of the VFW Post 912, Baytown, Texas a Charter member and past president of the former Houston Whip Dance Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Brothers, Tony Todaro and Nick Todaro Sisters, Virginia Todaro and Mary Lombardo Joe is survived by his daughter Candi Frazier and her husband Jerry of Baytown, Texas, Son, Victor Joe Todaro of Houston, Texas , Brother, Filip V. Todaro of Franklin, Texas Grandchildren, Layne L. Wehmeyer and wife Pepper of Wallisville, Texas ,Great-grandchildren, Kailyn Wehmeyer and Zachary Reynolds many nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved cat, Miss Big.
Joe's family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., with a rosary service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123 Garth Rd., Baytown, Texas. Graveside burial will be 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 15, 2014, at Houston National Veterans Cemetery, Houston, TX with Deacon George Rincon officiating.
Because Joe loved donating to charities, the family has requested, in lieu of flowers, Memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice. You may view Joe's tribute or send condolences to the family at www.crespoandjirrels.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo and Jirrels Funeral Home.