Services May 26 for Owner Joseph DiGrazia

Illinois horseman was the uncle of trainer Jimmy DiVito.

(from Arlington Park)

Visitation hours for longtime Illinois-based Thoroughbred owner Joseph John DiGrazia will be observed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CST on May 26 at Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer. Mass follows at 11.a.m. at St. Joseph Church with interment at St. Mary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Muscular Dystrophy Association or Race Track Chaplaincy of America, Illinois Division, P.O. Box 95583, Palatine, IL. 60095.
DiGrazia, who was the uncle of Arlington-based trainer Jimmy DiVito, employed several other Arlington-based trainers for his horses, including DiVito’s father, the late Pete DiVito, as well as current Arlington conditioners Tony Granitz and Danny Miller.
Among the notable horses that raced in Mr. DiGrazia’s silks was J. R.’s Pet, who won the 1974 Arkansas Derby.