Joe was a medic in the Air Force during Viet Nam and proudly continued his military career by going into the Army after Viet Nam. After his military service, Joe answered still yet another calling to help others by working as a senior parole case manager for the DC Department of Corrections, serving first at Lorton Prison and then at the maximum security area of the DC jail. In this role, he was a substance abuse and family counselor. As busy as he was, Joe was always intent on learning, thus obtaining his bachelors and masters degrees while working for the Department of Corrections.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda, his children Joseph (Oklahoma City, OK) and Melissa and David (Woodbridge, VA), his step-children, Patrick and Shawn and wife Alexandra (New Albany, IN) and 3 grandchildren.
Friends received 2:00- 6:00PM on Sunday, April 9 at Advent Funeral Services in Falls Church. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be held at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, Virginia on Monday, April 10 at 2:00 PM. Family and friends may elect to go directly to the cemetery or join a procession leaving from the funeral home on Monday at 12:30 PM.
A Memorial Service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at Rays of Healing Church at a later date to be announced.