Passed away peacefully on June 24, 2012 at Leisureworld Care Giving Centre, Elmira, at the age of 78. Cherished husband of Carol (nee Ritter). Loved father of Gary (Shirley), Debbi, and Linda (Murray) Martin. Dear grandpa of Alecia and Ryan, Christopher and Lindsay McKay and Craig, Colin, and Tracy Martin. Proud great-grandpa of Brody and Blake and Jaxon and Alena. Joe will be sadly missed by his siblings Theresa (late Bun) Eby, Bill (late Helen) and Doreen (Lloyd) Francis. Predeceased by his parents Eugenia and Andrew, brother Harold, sisters Muriel and Jean (in infancy), half-brothers Edward, Carl and Clarence and by half-sister Marie. Joe retired from BF Goodrich after 40 years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed sports, jogging, and time spent at the trailer park. Friends are invited to share their memories of Joe with his family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo,  on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday, June 28, at 11 a.m. A reception will immediately follow in the Historic Kuntz House of the funeral home. Interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Robin’s Grove Wing at Leisureworld for their excellent care of Joe. As expressions of sympathy, condolences for the family and donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of K-W or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church may be arranged through the funeral home at or 519-745-8445.

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