Obituary for David Joseph



MURPHY, TEXAS - David Joseph III, formerly of Austintown, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Garnett Hill Rehab Facility in Wylie, Texas.

David was born in Youngstown, on Feb. 21, 1935, the son of David Joseph Jr. and Marian (Vogel) Joseph. David lived in the Youngstown area until July 2012, when he and his wife moved to Texas to be close to their daughter.

He was employed by Dunning Crum Bottling Co., Republic Steel Corp. and Grinding Equipment & Machinery, prior to his retirement.

David was a member of the Disciples Christian Church. David loved music and especially loved singing with the choir at the Disciples Christian Church, the Noteables from Austintown AARP No. 4439, a barbershop chorus and the choir at the Christ Church Presbyterian.

David is survived by his wife, Marma Jean “Toni,” whom he married in May of 1956; a daughter, Pamela (Rick) Weaver; two granddaughters, Jessica Bohmer and Heather (Scott) Fetty; two great-grandsons, Taylor “TJ” Bohmer and Brock Fetty, all from the Dallas area; a sister, Dorothy Johnson of Boardman; and many nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin R. Joseph, who died in 2011; and twin daughters, Darlene and Debra, who passed shortly after birth, in December of 1956.

David’s life will be remembered and celebrated at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road (across from Giant Eagle) on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at 4 p.m.

There will be calling hours at the church on Sunday, from 3 to 3:50 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Joseph family.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Disciples Christian Church, Music Department, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman, OH 44512, or to the American Diabetes Association, 471 E. Broad St., Ste. 1630, Columbus, OH 43215.