Joseph E. Dahm
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Joseph E. Dahm

- - Joseph E. Dahm, 86, went to be with his Lord on July 23, 2018. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters, daughter Susan, and grandsons Sean and Michael Andrew.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Carol; children Mark (Kathleen) Dahm, Dave (Sara) Dahm, Tom (Jane) Dahm, Mary (Dan) Stanton, Beth (Andy) Shumaker, Paul (Betsy) Dahm, and Chris (Linda) Dahm as well as 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Joe served in the US Air Force in the Philippines during the Korean War. He was a 1958 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University and worked as a reporter for the Endicott Daily Bulletin and the Binghamton Press. He joined IBM in Endicott in 1965 and had various headquarter assignments in Mahwah, New Jersey and White Plains, New York before retiring from IBM Endicott in 1991 as the Manager of Communications and Community Relations. One of the many stories he told included meeting President Ronald Reagan in September 1984 while the President visited IBM Endicott. After retirement he did Public Relations and Marketing work for the Literacy Volunteers, Binghamton University School of Management, the Broome County Public Library, Family and Children's Society, BCK Architects and Engineers as well as Broome County Community College. Joe was active in his church, Our Lady of Sorrows Vestal serving as a parish council member, Lector, Eucharistic Minister and trustee. He served on the volunteer board of directors for numerous agencies including the United Way of Broome County, the Family and Children's Society, Children's Home of Wyoming Conference, Literacy Volunteers of Broome/Tioga, WSKG, American Heart Association, the Broome County Chamber of Commerce, the Broome County Arts Council, South Central Research Library Council, Binghamton YMCA and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Central New York. His hobbies included biking, reading, golfing and softball. He played senior softball in the Central New York Senior Softball League until his late 70's. Joe also wanted to be sure he got credit for a hole-in-one (that no one else witnessed) he had while golfing in Cary, NC.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11am on Monday July 30 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal. Friends may call at the church from 10am until the time of the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Sorrows Church or Sean's Standing Strong Memorial Fund (in honor of his late grandson Sean),100 Johnson Rd. Kirkwood, NY 13795 in memory of Joe. Arrangements made by AEGIS CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICES, 196 Clinton St. Binghamton, New York.

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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Jul. 27 to Jul. 29, 2018.
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August 2, 2018
Sue Skojec
August 1, 2018
Beautiful! What a life, an amazing and beautiful life. Wish I could have known him better!Molly Santa Croce
July 31, 2018
We remember well Joe's service on the Board of Directors and are grateful for his support over the years. He will be missed.
Diane Kubik
July 30, 2018
My deepest condolences to the all my cousins and especially Aunt Carol. I will miss him. I'll always remember the summers you all would come to Connecticut. We spend the day at the beach and at night when all of 12+ of us kids were still showing no signs of slowing down at 11:30 pm. Uncle Joe would pile us al into the car and we's head to the grocery store. He give us all a dollar and we had to come up with something to eat and/or BBQ. There we all were running around the grocery store and most often the only ones in the store at that hour. Uncle Joe would be talking to the few remaining cashiers explaining how to keep that many kids occupied and most often making them laugh at which he was so talented. I always loved seeing him as it meant a lot laughter was forthcoming usually in the form of several jokes and non sequiturs. I will miss him and knowing he's in the world making someone laugh
Bill Greineder
July 30, 2018
Deepest condolences from the Brown family, Josephine, Jackie (Cipar) and Susie (Bock).
He will be remembered as such a wonderful neighbor on Buckingham Rd as well as the whole family.
Jackie Cipar
July 29, 2018
Dave, Sara & Family
Our deepest Condolences on the loss of your loved one.
Mary & Dave Reese
July 29, 2018
Although I didn't know him well, I do remember him as one of the nicest people I met during my employ at IBM Endicott. RIP, Joe, and all the best to your family. Bonnie Arielly
July 29, 2018
Uncle Joe's stories were always the best. My mom jackie loved them as well. He will be missed. He was a great man.
Bobby Lister
July 28, 2018
I remember the good times we had with Joe and my husband, Ray. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Ginnie McCormack
July 28, 2018
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your faily at this sad time. Joe always had a smile and joke for all.
July 28, 2018
I remember working with Joe at IBM. He was a very kind man who always greeted everyone with a smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in Peace.
Tina and Joseph Fleury
July 27, 2018
Sally and Spike Creamer
July 27, 2018
Dear Carol and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I always looked forward to his Christmas letters with all the news about his family and his exploits. Joe hired me at IBM Endicott and this photo reminds me of those times. He was always a jokester, good at his profession and loved his family. He always took an interest in what my daughters were up to, and I enjoyed sharing what they and I were doing. Peace to all of you, and I hope your memories with your husband/dad/grandfather will help you at this time. Love Karen Knight
Karen Knight
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