WESTBOROUGH – Alvin C. "Joe" Joslyn, Jr., 83, of Westborough,
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passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at home surrounded
by his loving wife, his family and his special nurse "Leigh."
He was the husband of Bernice A (Rose) Joslyn.
Born in Greenfield, and the son of the late Alvin and Hazel (Stevens)
Joslyn, Joe was a graduate of Greenfield High School.
During the Korean conflict he served with the U.S. Marine
Corps, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Joslyn was a manufactures agent and owner of the Joslyn
Brothers, Joslyn & Hynes and Joslyn & Sons Companies.
Joe's achievements include: The Master Salesman Award and
Grand Cross of Color.
He was a life member of the Northwood-Ancient Craft Lodge
No. 551 in Royal Oak, Mich., and had been a resident of Westborough for 50 years.
Joe was a friend of Bill W. and a 34 year member of the Barber Shop Group of Hopkinton. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and camping with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years; his four children, Melvin Joslyn and his wife Nancy of Alfred, Maine, Kenneth Joslyn and his wife Laura of Shrewsbury, Alvin Joslyn III and his wife Brenda of Chicopee and Patricia Sanchioni and her partner Roger Rouleau of Newbury, Vt.; nine grandchildren, Keith, Kilee, Doug, John, Mark, Casey, Timothy, Daniel and Holly; four great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Myron "John" Joslyn.
His funeral service will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m. in the Sunderland Congregational Church, 91 South Main St., Sunderland. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the North Sunderland Cemetery.
Calling hours are at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the
, 350 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01604 or Commonwealth Hematology/Oncology, attention of Jennifer Woodbury, 299 Lincoln St. Suite 100, Worcester MA, 01605.
Published in The Recorder on Oct. 6, 2012