Born in Chicago, he grew up in Oak Park, Ill., playing baseball, captaining the football team, serving as president of the student council, and becoming an Eagle Scout.
At Princeton he majored in history and religion, played second base on the varsity baseball team, and took his meals at Cannon. Senior year he was an officer of the club and lived there, and earlier he lived in Lockhart Lair, where his roommates included Appler, Keller, Norton, and Spencer.
Earning a master’s degree in education from the University of Chicago, Joe then taught political science and history at West Leyden High School in Northlake, Ill. He rose to department head, led student tours of Washington, D.C., and coached football and baseball for 33 years.
He and his wife of 45 years, Joanne, enjoyed winters in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and moved to Sioux Falls upon retirement. A passionate fisherman, Joe took excursions to Minnesota and Canada for many years, and in Sioux Falls was active in a not-for-profit fishing enterprise for developmentally disabled children and seniors.
Joe is survived by wife Joanne; son Donald; brother August; sister Catherine Marshall; and numerous nieces and nephews. Our condolences go to all of them on their loss of a dedicated teacher, father, and sportsman, as well as a popular classmate.