Joseph E. Ankrom
Joseph E. Ankrom, 73, of Baltimore, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the Pickering House.
He was a retired production control coordinator for Lucent Technologies with 40 years of service. He was a member of Jersey Baptist Church in Pataskala, an avid bowler and he loved to laugh and to make others to laugh as well.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ankrom; son, Terry Ankrom of CA; daughters, Jennifer Martin of CA, and Gretchen Berstler of CA; step-children, Terressa (John) Potts, Bida (Jim) Shook, Tammy (Bob) Hankison all of Baltimore, Tabby (David) Mc- Creary of Pataskala, and Rusty (Vicki) Carroll of Thurston; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren; step-daughter-inlaw, Mollie Carroll of Baltimore; special friend, Missy Doles of Baltimore; brother, Jack (Mary) Ankrom of Heath; sister, Nancy (John) Munn, Jr. of Arcanum, Ohio; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and canine companion, Tori.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Geraldine Ankrom; and step-son, Stephan Carroll.
Funeral service was held August 23, 2010 in the Johnson- Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore, with Pastor Phil Duncan officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Baltimore. Memorial gifts may be given to the Pickering House, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.