Joseph Francis Stahmer Jr.

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Joseph Francis Stahmer Jr., 69, passed away April 25, 2015, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Joe was born and raised in Birmingham in the Catholic Faith. He proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and later in life was a member of the 1st and 2nd Anglico Associations. He was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Joe spent over 45 years caring for hospital patients as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. He not only affected the lives of the sick and injured, frequently in emergency situations, but he touched hearts and uplifted the spirits of families, co-workers, doctors and anyone else who he came in contact with. He was full of jokes, pranks, laughter and good times. Once you met Joe, you never forgot him. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph F. (Sr.) and Katherine Stahmer; aunt, Marie Mackinaw and his brother-in-law, Joe Lovoy. His survivors include his wife of 22 years, Donna; sons, Joseph F. "Jay" Stahmer III and K. "Toby" Stahmer, both of Mass.; step-children, Justin Fox (Lara) and Adrienne Heard (Frankie), both of Anniston; sisters, Marie Locascio (Joe), of Hoover and Catherine Lovoy, of Alabaster; 5 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren and multiple beloved nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his 4 dogs and 2 cats that he loved dearly. The family will receive friends, 5 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service by RMC Chaplain, Jim Wilson at 6 p.m., both at the Jacksonville Community Center, Room #3. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the League of Animal Welfare, P. O. Box 2510, Anniston, AL 36202, please be sure you include a note that instructs it is "In Memory of Joe Stahmer".
Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 30, 2015
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