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Joseph J. Pajuf, USN ret.

Norfolk - Lieutenant Joseph J. Pajuf, U. S. Navy Retired, 82, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2018. He retired from the U.S, Navy after 21 honorable years of service to his country. Born in Norwalk, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Helen Chea Pajuf and John Pajuf. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth A. Pajuf; his wife, Elizabeth Ramsey Pajuf; and a daughter, Brenda P. Wood.

Prior to entering naval service Joe graduated from the Housatonic Valley Region High School in Falls Village, CT and The University of Scranton. After graduation, Joe enlisted in the Navy and served on various ships, stations, and served during Viet Nam, the Cuban Crisis, the Lebanon Crisis and retired in July of 1978 as a Lt. Junior Grade. Following his military service Joe worked in the insurance and real estate field for about a year, he then accepted a teaching position with the Virginia Beach City School System where he taught science at Bayside High School and Plaza Middle School until 2001. Joe also was a volunteer for the City of Norfolk at Nauticus.

Joe is survived by his 2 grandsons, Barrett Wood III of Chesapeake and Aaron Wood (Judi Garland) of Fairfax Station, VA; great grandchildren, Barrett, Ramsey, and Kate; and his companion for many years, Doris B. Dixon and her family.

A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16th at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph H. Metzger officiating. Burial will be at a later date with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6400 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family through www.hdoliver.com.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 12, 2018
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