Larry Joseph

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Larry L. Joseph, age 79, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Magnolia, passed away Saturday evening at Keystone Health Care Center in Kissimmee. He was born in Magnolia, a son of the late William and Anna (Whitnight) Joseph, and had been a Florida resident since 1970.

Larry was a 1951 graduate of Magnolia High School and a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor of science degree in education. He was a retired schoolteacher from Osceola School District, after more than 30 years service, where he taught at an elementary school. Previously he taught at United Local School District in Hanoverton where he also coached basketball. Coach Joseph was always proud of his 1960-61 team at United High School that was Columbiana County Class A champions and district champions, falling just four games short of the state title. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Larry was a retired captain in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1956-1969, and during the Vietnam War.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Pauline Joseph; brother, Wayne Joseph; and sister, Eleanor Krask. Survived by his niece, Patricia Joseph Hager, of Magnolia.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia with Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before the service on Thursday.

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