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Eric S. JosephDecember 31, 1968 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 49)
Eric S. Joseph, 49, St. Augustine, Fla. (formerly of Niles, Ohio) unexpectedly passed away at 1:04 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 from natural causes at Baptist Medical Center South. He was born Dec. 31, 1968, in Concord, Calif., the son of Fred E. Joseph and Jeanann Harrison.
Eric was a lifelong resident of Niles before moving to St. Augustine in 2014. Eric married his high school sweetheart Jill (Kistler) Joseph on April 15, 1989 (with whom he made his home). Eric and Jill spent their lives enjoying their blessings received in their two daughters, Brooke Joseph of Columbus, Ohio and Jordan Joseph at home.
He was a 1987 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, received his Electronic Technology Degree from ETI Technical College, and was a member of St. Stephen Church in Niles. Eric was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked many years at Catron, Inc. before becoming an RCL Manager for CSX Transportation in 2010.
Eric’s lifelong passions were his family, friends, and his ongoing quest to put smiles on the faces of those he cherished. He enjoyed collecting antiques / coins, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Steelers, cooking, music, singing, and most importantly… Eric loved life. Eric made a difference, we were all blessed to have him in our lives. Eric dedicated his life to making a difference. The time he spent with Jill, Brooke, Jordan, his family, and his friends were precious to him, the things that brought that unforgettable perfect smile on his face. Eric was loved and will be dearly missed, indeed.
Eric is survived by his one and only love, his beloved wife, Jill (Kistler) Joseph (formerly of Vienna, Ohio), two cherished daughters, Brooke Joseph and Jordan Joseph; three brothers Fred Joseph of Lucasville, Christopher (Ava) Joseph of Ashland, Penn. and Anthony (Alicia) Joseph of Niles; a sister Robin (Donta) Gibson of Galt, Calif.; parents-in-law Thomas and Joyce Kistler of Vienna, Ohio; sisters in-law Jane (Robert) Davidson and Lynda (Donald) Feren; mother Jeanann Harrison, eight nieces, two nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that all loved and will miss Eric dearly.
Eric was preceded in death by his father, Fred E. Joseph on April 24, 2016.
Family and friends may call 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 8, 2018, at Holloway-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles, Ohio.
A Mass to celebrate the life of Eric will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at St. Stephen Church. Father Richard Murphy will be the celebrant.
Family and friends may visit www.hollowaywilliamsfuneralhome.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
Eric, a veteran and dedicated leader, loved giving people a chance to grow themselves and support their families just like he did. The Joseph family requests that all material contribution be made in Eric's name to Hire Heroes USA (www.hireheroesusa.org) to help make the world a better place for our Veterans.