John R. Joseph, a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corp., passed away peacefully in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky on August 25, 2023. He was born on December 22, 1953, in Louisville to parents whose love and care shaped him into the remarkable man he became.
Throughout his life, John dedicated himself to his work as an Iron Worker for Local #70, leaving behind a legacy of expertise and skill in the field. With passion and unwavering commitment, he contributed to countless projects that will stand as testaments to his craftsmanship for years to come. Apart from his professional accomplishments, John found immense joy in various hobbies that brought color and vibrancy to his life. He loved nothing more than dancing and could often be found twirling across the dance floor with grace and gusto. When he wasn't showcasing his moves, John enjoyed casting a line and indulging in the tranquility of fishing. He also nurtured a deep affinity for working with metal, channeling his creative energy into crafting intricate pieces that captivated all who beheld them. In moments of leisure, he would revel in the excitement of gambling, finding thrill in games of chance.
John's friends acclaimed him as a pillar of strength and someone they could always count on. His loving presence touched the lives of many beyond measure, leaving behind cherished memories that will be treasured eternally. June Joseph (wife) stood by John's side throughout their journey together, offering unwavering support and unconditional love. Their bond was unbreakable, a testament to their enduring commitment.
John R. Joseph's memory will forever live on through his children: Cathy Roger (Rex) (daughter), Jr Burgin (son), and Lori Fisher (Gary) (daughter), who continue to honor their father's legacy, keeping the moments they shared close to their hearts and drawing strength from his guidance. And tragically cut short though their time may have been, John's impact on those of the younger generation who predeceased him in death was likewise profound; his son, Robbie Burgin, always cherished their time spent together; Damon Fisher (grandson), who shared John's tremendous zest for life; and Craig Fisher (grandson), whose admiration for his grandfather knew no bounds.
Debbie Cross, John's fiancee, provided him with unwavering companionship and a love that brought solace to his heart. They embraced the future together, building dreams upon a foundation of love and friendship. John held a special place in the hearts of his brothers, sisters, and nieces and nephews whose lives were brightened by his presence. Their bond remains unshakable, a testament to the enduring power of family.
John was affectionately known as "Papa" to Stacy, William, Brian, Brandee, Robin, Andrew, Sadie, and eleven great-grandchildren. His doting love enriched their lives in immeasurable ways and taught them the importance of family values. Together, they shared unforgettable moments filled with laughter and joy that will be cherished for generations to come.
A visitation will be held on August 31, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Louisville Memorial Gardens And Funeral Home East located at 11601 Ballardsville Rd in Louisville. Another visitation will follow on September 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the same location. The funeral service will then commence at 1:00 p.m., allowing loved ones to honor and remember John's remarkable life.
In this time of grieving and remembrance, let us celebrate John R. Joseph's life—a life lived with integrity, passion, and an unwavering commitment to family. As we bid farewell to this extraordinary man who brought light into our lives, may we find solace in knowing that his spirit will live on within us all. May he rest in eternal peace.