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It’s A (Pedicone) Family Tradition

By Melissa Rysak, CPSM • March 18, 2021 • 2 MIN READ

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Joe Pedicone Jr. on March 15, 2021. As a tribute, we revisit this EDiS Inside article from 2018. Thoughts and prayers are with our Pedicone family.


The EDiS legacy is not owned solely by DiSabatinos. For the Pedicone family, you can say that construction, and EDiS Company, are in their blood. The men of the Pedicone family share a five-generation history with the DiSabatinos at EDiS, and a longstanding tradition of excellence in carpentry and construction.

(left) Bob Rhoades, Pip Pedicone, and Francis Pedicone (right) Francis Pedicone and Joe Pedicone Jr.

You could say that the DiSabatino’s story in America started with the Pedicones: it was the great-great uncle of our own Joe Pedicone III, Luigi Pedicone, along with Joe’s great-grandmother’s brother, Joseph, who sponsored the DiSabatino’s relocation from Italy in the beginning of the Century. Joe’s great-grandfather, Arpino Pedicone, was the first generation to work for EDiS. He went on to have 10 children, four of whom became the second generation of Pedicones at EDiS — the third generation were his grandchildren. Joe Pedicone III represents the fourth generation, meaning the relationship between the two families has lasted more than 100 years.

In 2018 we officially welcomed the fifth generation of the Pedicone clan to our EDiS Family — Joseph Pedicone IV had joined EDiS as an Interiors/Service Superintendent. His arrival marked the continuation of the tradition and legacy established in 113 years of service to EDiS clients and the Wilmington community.

(left) Pip Pedicone and Frank Toscani (right) Pip Pedicone and his son Francis