On May 23, 2020 Joseph Verib, long time resident of Parma, Ohio, passed peacefully away in his sleep. Joe was born on October 13,1918, as WWI came to an end, in Forest City, PA. to Michael and Anna (Warhola). One of eleven children of a coal miner, he graduated from Forest City High School in 1937, no small feat at the time and endured the Great Depression. Joe served in the Army in the Burma Theater stationed in India during WWII and spoke of his “cruise” around the world and the exotic people of India. Joe returned home after the war and worked on the railroad, the Newburg & Southshore, in Cleveland where he rose to Superintendent. He was a life member of the NRA and joined when he was 18 and a charter member of the Am Vets of Lorain, Ohio. He enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his long life and volunteered as Scoutmaster in a Parma Boy Scout Troop.
Joe is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary (Gantar) and their four children, George (Eileen), Mary Crincoli (Philip), Joseph, and Paul (Maryann). He will be also missed by grandchildren Kathlene Hone (Paul), Kristen Cropper (Keith), and Michael Verib. Grandchildren Philip, Daniel, and Thomas Crincoli. Grandchildren Brett and Alex (Tracy) Verib. Grandchildren Hannah and Brian Verib. And one great granddaughter Roxanne Hone. He is also survived by his brother Michael and sister Elaine along with many nieces and nephews.
Joe’s family will be celebrating his life at the Rittman Military Cemetery sometime in the future when he will get the benefit of a full military ceremony.
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