Joseph Henry OLeary, Jr., 83, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was born on July 28, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Marcella and Joseph OLeary. Joe served his country in the United States Navy and retired from Bethlehem Steel. Joe was an AFLCIO Business Agent and served on the Executive Board of Sabine Area Labor Council. He was also active with Veterans Group in Louisiana. Survivors include his wife, Billie OLeary; sister-in-law, Marlene OLeary of Blairsville, Pennsylvania; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Barbara Gaines; and close friend, Charles Brewer and his wife, Michele, of Silsbee. He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Erma OLeary; sons, Darrell OLeary; Ricky OLeary; and Craig OLeary; daughter, Karen OLeary; and brothers, Daniel OLeary, Sr.; Richard OLeary; and Robert OLeary. A gathering of Mr. OLearys family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2013, at Broussards, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Broussards, with interment to follow at Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee. Complete and updated information may be viewed www.broussards1889.com
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 3, 2013