Joe was a design engineer at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mch. for 33 years.
Joe is survived by his wife, Jeanne; daughters, Lisa Van Coppenolle of Bonita Springs, Fla., Lynne Sahakian of Los Angeles, Calif.; step-daughter, Donna Leigh Bryant of Hernando, Miss.; step-son, James M. Emerson of Harrison, Ark.; and 7 grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Joe; mother, Mary (Roman) Van Coppenolle; and his brother, Frank.
Private family services will be held.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Lourdes Hospice Program, 2855 Jackson St. Paducah, KY 42003.