2010-08-21 / Obituaries

Dwight “Joe” Joseph

Dwight “Joe” Joseph, age 70, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, August 13, 2010. He was born in Columbus, on February 4, 1940, to the late Dwight W. and Lena Joseph. He was raised by Dale and Lena Logan.

Joe began a long and illustrious career with Columbus Police Department in 1961. He followed in his father’s footsteps working his way up through the ranks, becoming Chief of Police in 1983. He held the Chief’s position until his retirement in 1990.

He was a member of the Retired Police Chiefs Association of Central Ohio, Fraternal Order of Police, Buckeye Lake Yacht Club and was particularly involved with the Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society.

Joe and Babette loved to spend time with their grandchildren. His family will forever miss his warmth, companionship and great sense of humor. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Babette; children, Richard (Christy) Joseph and Leora (Paul) Peterson of Wyoming; sisters, Claudia (John) Andrix of Florida and Sandi (Chuck) Miller of Florida; grandchildren, Cody, Caitlyn, Aurora, Justin, Amy, Danielle and Jalynn; great- grandchildren, Kember and Donovin; special sister-in-law, Margaret (Richard) Evans; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank a very special friend, James Rutter. The family would also like to thank Licking County Hospice for the wonderful care Joe received.

A memorial service was held August 17, 2010 at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, with Pastor Melodie Rezac officiating. Contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Trinity United Church of Christ, 20 West South St., Thornville, OH 43076. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share a favorite memory of Joe.

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