Joseph J. Reese, Newton Falls, Ohio

James Funeral Home

August 2, 2020

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NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joseph J. Reese, age 89 of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, Ohio. 

He was born on September 17, 1930 in Chester, West Virginia the son of the late Joseph Brown Reese and Lulu (Cunningham) Reese.

Joseph served his country faithfully in to U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1950-1956. 

Then Joseph married the love of his life, Dolores Mae Earnest in 1959 and they enjoyed 58 years of marriage together until she passed away on January 28, 2017. 

He has lived in Newton Falls since 1985, formerly of Calcutta, Ohio. 

Joseph worked as a steelworker for Midland Steel in Pennsylvania for many years and was a member of the VFW in Newton Falls.

Joseph loved to train his horses, gardening and working on the farm. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dolores; one sister, Eileen Turner and three brothers, Bernard, Merle and Richard Reese.

Joseph is survived by one daughter, Debbie Reese of Newton Falls; two sons, John Reese of Newton Falls and James Reese of Sarasota, Florida; two sisters, June McCoy of Calcutta, Ohio and Billi and Ed Mordas of Hudson, Ohio; three grandchildren, Ashley, Michelle and William and five great-grandchildren, JoLynn, Caleb, King, Kashton and Brae. 

Per Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. 

Joseph will be laid to rest next to his wife Dolores at Deerfield Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. 

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 4, at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.

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