Joseph Edward Cato Jr.

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Joseph Edward Cato, Jr.
Richland, WA - Joseph Edward Cato, Jr., 59, of Richland, WA, passed away on June 9, 2014. Born in Columbia, SC, he was the son of the late Joseph E. Cato, Sr., and Eleanor Lybrand Cato. Survivors include his loving wife, Diane; daughter, Jennifer Binder (Chris) of Greenville, SC; son, Jonathan Cato of Richland, WA; and three grandchildren, Ellis, Kathryn, and Caroline Binder of Greenville, SC.
Joseph had more than 30 years of experience working for contractors at various Department of Energy sites prior to his retirement in December, 2013. He was a proud father who saw his son graduated from Richland High last Friday and enjoyed spending time with his daughter and grandchildren. Both he and his son were working on obtaining their pilots' licenses. He enjoyed the outdoors - camping, fishing and hunting. He was an avid cook who delighted in grilling and making and smoking sausage in the smoker that he built.
A memorial service will be held at the Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352 at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 12th. A burial service will be held at a later date in South Carolina.
If an alternative to flowers is desired, memorial donations may be made to Pet Over Population Prevention (POPP), 524B Warehouse St., Richland, WA 99352.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at http://einans
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on June 12, 2014