Joseph “Coach Joe” Andrew Giovengo

May 1, 1976 - February 7, 2022

05/01/1976 - 02/07/2022

Past Services

Friday February 11, 2022
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Saturday February 12, 2022
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
415-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Joseph “Coach Joe” Andrew Giovengo, 45, of Benwood passed away surrounded by his family on
February 7, 2022.

He was born May 1, 1976 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of Judy Smith Giovengo of Benwood, and
the late John Thomas Giovengo, III.

He is a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother, John Giovengo.

Joe attended Bishop Donahue High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia
University. Joe is currently employed as a Yard Master for CSX Railroad and is co-owner of the Bruiser
Wrestling Club. Throughout the years, Joe has been a small business owner for Mountaineer Bar Grill
and NY Hot Dog & East Side Tanning. He was a Physical Education teacher for St. James and Johns
Catholic School and was an Adult Education Teacher for Marshall County Schools.

Coaching was important, “Coach” was a title that meant so much to him. Coach Joe was active in many
youth organizations across the Ohio Valley. He was involved in Benwood Baseball/Softball Association,
Bruiser Wrestling Club, Monarch Youth Wrestling, Linsly Middle School Football and Wrestling. His
passion was for youth wrestling and to grow the sport in the Ohio Valley.

Joe poured his heart and soul into his family. There truly was not anything Joe did not know, he was a
“GENIUS”… ask his wife! Joe touched everyone’s lives and made it a point to make all those he
encountered feel so important and special. He showed up when it mattered, had your back, gave to those
in need, and would defend and stand up for his loved ones should the need for it arrive. He kept us safe.

He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Del Re Giovengo; his children, Julianna Marie, Isabella Rose,
Nicola Giovani, and Romeo Joseph; brothers, Tom (Jonette), Jeff (Tiffany) and Josh (Susie) Giovengo, and
many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received Friday, February 11, 2022 from 2-8 pm, at Altmeyer Funeral Home,
Moundsville Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue. Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, February 12,
2022 at 11am at St. John Catholic Church with Father Doney Chacko officiating.

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2 years ago

Rest in peace Joe, an amazing person in every aspect. My sincere deepest condolences to all the family.

Ron Sterling
2 years ago

I met Joe about 20 years ago. He made a unique impression on me. He was very kind, humble and respectful; a rare breed and wise beyond his years. All the best to his family.

Nicoletta Villa-Sella
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially Bella. May Joe’s name be for a blessing.

Frank Kimble
2 years ago

PRAYERS for the Giovengo Family.

Mike Sforza & family
2 years ago

Joe was a great man from a great family. He was always friendly. May God lead your family through this difficult time. Prayers & God Bless all of you.

Sue Hoffman (Gordon)
2 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe’s family. May God bless you all.

James Robson , wrestling official
2 years ago

Joe was a great guy and will be deeply missed by all who new him, I will miss the many conversations I had with him over the years at wrestling tournaments and meets , a very intelligent and honest man he will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him , my deepest condolences to his family and friends

Louis GEORGE calagis
2 years ago

Joe was a great friend and a true genltelman God Bless

2 years ago

R.I.P Joe

Eric James and Family
2 years ago

No words can be said that would equal the amount of great things Joe did in his lifetime. Always gave his best and set a wonderful example of being a tremendous Father, Husband, Brother, Son and Friend. My deepest condolences to the Giovengo Family.