Joseph P. D'Arezzo, 63, vice president for world trade development of AMF Inc. here, died of a heart attack Feb. 2 in Venice, Italy, while on a business trip. He lived in Alexandria.
Mr. D'Arezzo joined the Washington offices of the corporation, which is based in White Plains, N.Y., in 1955 as deputy group executive of the former Defense Products Group. He then was a special assistant to the chairman and director of planning and marketing. He served for 19 years as a corporate vice president and group executive of AMF's Electrical Products Group in Alexandria before being named vice president for world trade development last November.
Mr. D'Arezzo was born in Providence, R.I. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1940 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army, serving primarily in research and development assignments. He earned an engineering degree from John Hopkins University in 1949.
During World War II, he was stationed in Europe and Panama. He was awarded the Legion of Merit. He had belonged to the Army Reserve since 1955, holding the rank of brigadier general.
Survivors include his wife, Helen, and two sons, Paul and Mark, of Alexandria; two daughters, Carol Cliver, of Denver, and Vivian D'Arezzo, of Washington; two brothers, retired Army Col. Alfred, of Austin, Tex., and Emilicare, of Eagle Rock, Calif., and a sister, Linda D'Arezzo of Santa Ana, Calif.