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Joseph Anthony Conti

October 12, 1937 — January 10, 2022

Sadly, Joseph Anthony Conti passed away January 10, 2022 at the age of 84.

Born on October 12, 1937 to Teresa Marie Loscalzo and Patrick Louis Conti, he is survived by his beloved children Joseph, Christine and Patrick as well as his cherished grandchildren Emma, Kayla, Kierstyn, Katie, Ava and Nick.

Joe was proudly a father, a grandpa, an Air Force Veteran, a Pilot, Mechanical Engineer, Inventor, Entrepreneur and mentor with a career in international business that spanned 45 years. He enlisted early into the United States Air Force at the young age of 17 and quickly advanced to become a crew chief. After he left the Air Force, Joe attended the Mondel Institute and New York Institute of Technology where he studied Mechanical Engineering, beginning a career as a Product Development Engineer.

A born inventor he developed products for some of the most well-known tech companies in the world, received patents for a variety of automated products, and designed a revolutionary robotic circuit board tester. Working his way up the corporate ladder Joe became Director of Engineering for a large Fortune 500 company, for which he invented a revolutionary robotic circuit board tester. Passionate about starting his own a business Joe raised the capital needed to buyout his patents and the technology he invented, and in 1985, he formed Integri-Test Corporation, which he grew into a multi-million-dollar international corporation. During his tenure as President of Integri-Test, Joe traveled the world promoting robotic technology, published over 15 technical papers on robotics, and continued inventing brilliant machines, acquiring an additional 10 patents.

Upon his retirement Joe began mentoring young engineers who today are successful managers at many multinational fortune 500 companies. He became Chairman of SCORE Coastal chapter and until the time of his departure was an active SCORE Volunteer for over 12 years, helping dreamers start new businesses, which was his greatest passion in life. He also proudly lectured at the Citadel Business School, was involved with the Citadel mentorship program, and a judge for the Citadel's Bulldog Business Bowl, which was a source of great pride in his retirement.

Joe will be greatly missed by many and leaves behind a legacy of unrelenting optimism, hard work, dedication and service.

A funeral mass will be held in celebration of his life at the Church of the Nativity in James Island on Friday, March 4 at 11:30am.

In lieu of a wake, attendees are invited to join his family at the Church of the Nativity at 10:30am on March 4, immediately before mass, for a special welcoming ceremony.

A memorial lunch will be held immediately after the service. All are invited to attend.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at https://www.mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, James Island, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 614-8494.
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