Joseph "Joe" D. Police
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82, of Fort Wayne died Monday, May 20, 2013 at Woodview Healthcare, Fort Wayne. Born in Barnhill, Ohio he was the son of the late John and Angelena Police. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a 1949 graduate of the former Midvale High School where he was valedictorian of his class. Joe was an Air Force veteran who served his country in Korea. He worked as a design engineer with Magnavox Corp for 21 years and United Technology for 12 years. He was later employed with Continental Diamond Tool for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Mary; children, John (Janet) Police and Teresa Police, both of Fort Wayne, Sandra (George) Kirby, Mary (Mark) Tuttle, Trudy (Matt) Pranger, Andrew (Lisa) Police, Joel (Lisa) Police, and Anthony (Candice) Police, all of New Haven, Philip Police of Chicago, Ill., David (Michelle) Police of Angola, Elaine (John) Renner of Woodburn, and Mark (Venus) Police of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; sisters, Laura Whitred of Cheektawaga, N.Y., Mary (Ken) Stocker of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Sandra (Ron) Contini of Orrville, Ohio; 23 grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Marissa Pranger.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven with calling one hour prior. Father James Seculoff officiating. Calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with a rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. Burial in the church cemetery with military honors. Preferred memorials are to St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Redeemer Radio, Allen County Right-to-Life, Heartland Hospice or Masses. For online condolences go to
E Harper & Son Funeral Home
740 State Rd 930 E New Haven, IN 46774
Published in The Times Reporter on May 23, 2013