Our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Covenant Healthcare – Cooper at the age of 81. He was born to the late Joseph T. and Stella (Grembowski) Halasinski on September 3, 1928. Joseph married Charlotte A. McEvoy in St. Mary’s Church on November 4, 1950, enjoying 59 years of marriage before his passing. He was a WWII veteran, proudly serving his country with the US Navy. A master woodworker, Joseph was a self-employed finish carpenter. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the American Legion Post #249 in Essexville. Joseph enjoyed bowling, deer hunting, bird-watching, and spending time with his family.
Joseph will be dearly remembered by his surviving wife, Charlotte; five children, Raymond Halasinski, Jeanne Wackerle, Karen (Tom) O’Keefe, Beverly Frank, and Marilyn (Rick) Reed; six grandchildren, Carianne (Ty) Robbins, Jennifer (Shane) Martin, Marta, Mara, and Myles Roznowski and Greg Frank; four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Calista, Annabelle, and Faith Robbins; one sister in-law, Virginia Korkoske; two brother in-laws, Jim (Joan) McEvoy, Hank (Rosie) McEvoy and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was predeceased by two brothers, Flip (Mary) and Ted Halasinski.
The Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal will be celebrated Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Fr. Patrick O’Connor will celebrate Mass. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of Mass. There are no visitation hours at the Ambrose Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered to the American Lung Association or St. John’s Building Fund.