PHILLIP E. JOSEPH
PORTSMOUTH-Phillip Eugene Joseph, 79, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday June 17, 2014 at the SOMC Hospice Center. Phil was born in Portsmouth on Dec. 8, 1934, a son of the late E. Earl Joseph and Dorothy Mae Brandenburg Stevenson. He was an Air Force veteran and a member of the Medina American Legion, a 1953 graduate of P.H.S. and retired from the Navy Finance Division in Cleveland. Phil had also worked at the U.S. Postal Service.
He was preceded in death on Aug. 16, 2011 by his wife Tsukiko "Carrie" Ohno Joseph whom he married in Fukuoka, Japan on Feb.5, 1960. Phil is survived by one brother, Roy L. (Louise) Joseph of Portsmouth and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1:00 P.M. in Scioto Burial Park with Rev. Roy L. Joseph II officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the James Dickey Post 23 Honors Detail. In lieu of flowers: the favorite charity is SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662. Online condolences may be made at www.RalphFScott.com.