Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1952-1955. He worked at Ohio Bell and AT&T for 38 years. Joseph was an avid horseman and worked as a part time Mounted Ranger for Metro Park from 1972-1979. He loved his kids and his faithful dog companion Cheyenne.
Joseph is survived by his beloved wife, Louisa of 43 years; loving sons, John and Paul; treasured grandchild, Olivia; cherished uncle of six and great uncle to many; brother of Gerrie Zukoski and brother-in-law, Earl Rizzo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Ann Rizzo.
Family will receive friends Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M. at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 3300 Center Road, Brunswick. Service will be held Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11 A.M., in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley, OH 44233.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com