Joseph A. Jarvo

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Joseph A. Jarvo, 81 years young, passed peacefully with his family by his side Saturday (April 20, 2013) in Florida.
He was the beloved husband of Anne Jarvo (Anne Marie Costello Grobowski) and the late Marion Jarvo Laundrie.
A lifelong Cornwall native, Joseph's long and fruitful life was defined by his dedication to his family, friends and his love of sports.
His 41-year career began at Howard Smith Paper Mill in 1950 as an apprentice and culminated with his retirement as the superintendent of the pulp mill in 1991.
His passion for sports began at a very young age, where even as a teenager he played in the senior fastball league as a second baseman and was inducted to the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. His quote of "give no quarter ask no quarter" defined his determination to support his team to victory after victory, and his skills had him selected eight times to the league all-star team. He also played several years of intermediate hockey for the OCOT and Howard Smith teams.
As a young man, he developed what would become a lifelong passion for golf and was essentially a "founding father" of one of the fledgling golf courses near his hometown. Over his working years, Joseph continually improved his game and upon his retirement pursed this passion in Canada all summer and in Florida in the winter.
His winter respite at The Villages in Florida were some of Joseph's greatest times, where he played golf, was a member of the "Water Buffalos" water aerobics team and socialized with his community. His quiet moments were spent discussing his review of world events with his wife and playing sudoku and crosswords.
Joseph was blessed with a full and love-filled life.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Anne; children, James A. Jarvo, J. Allan Jarvo, Brenda (Christiphor) Reinkeluers and Susan (Daniel) Sabourin; grandchildren, Jonathan, Justin, Kristiane, Alexander, Marie Josee, Chantal, Erich, Isabel, Marc and Carly; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Jayden, Lilah and Lilly; and two stepchildren, Celine Costello Daly and Roger Costello.
Joseph has requested that no services be held. His ashes will be interred at St. Lawrence cemetery, near his hometown of Cornwall, at a later date. Memorial contributions to the will be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at Arrangements are entrusted to Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lady Lake, Fla.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Apr. 26, 2013
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