Following a long illness, Joe died Sept. 17, 2001, in Greensburg, Pa., his lifelong home. Everyone who knew Joe will remember his warm and engaging smile. A superb wrestler, he won national recognition for his prowess, both at Mercersburg Academy and at Princeton.
After playing tackle on the varsity football team and setting many records in wrestling, Joe left Princeton in 1941 to enlist in the Marines, where he rose to the rank of 1st lieutenant and fought with the 6th Division in the campaigns to invade Guam and Okinawa. He returned to Greensburg after the war and became owner of the Jamison Insurance Agency. He had a deep love for his community and for the many people he came to know there, who said, "We will greatly miss his kindness, strength, integrity, humanity, and wonderful sense of humor."
To his wife, Kathryn, his three children, Kathryn, Joe Jr., and Amanda, and his granddaughter, Kathryn, the class offers its most sincere condolences.
The Class of 1942