Joseph, a long time resident of Steilacoom, was born on 4/10/1931 in Virginia and passed away 2/24/2009. Joe retired from the US Army as a Combat Medic; he then worked and retired from the VA Hospital. He was a Korean and Vietnam veteran, receiving the Bronze Star while in Vietnam.
Joe enjoyed boating, fishing, and sports. He was a long time member of the South Sound Sea Hawkers, and a Past President of the Lakewood Knights Lions club.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Maria and long time friends, Mike & Veva Maddox (Steilacoom), Scott & Kathleen Maddox (Ketron Island), Jon, Sara, JJ & Barrett Lemming (Steilacoom). He also leaves many, many friends and good neighbors who will deeply miss him.
The Rosary will be performed at 10:00 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM with a reception following on Wednesday March 4th at St. John Bosco Parrish. Internment will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.