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.
Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Jul. 27 to Jul. 29, 2018.