Joseph Lee McCollum, 51, of New Castle, formerly of California, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at his residence.
Joseph was born November 23, 1966, in Fullerton, California, a son of Bruce Lee and Mildred Andrade McCollum.
Joseph attended Fullerton College.
Building and remodeling homes were one of Joseph’s skilled hobbies. While he was in Arizona, he was one of the top ten home builders in the state. Along with rebuilding homes, Joseph had a passion for playing the guitar. His personality and charm could light up the room.
Besides his parents, who survive him in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Joseph is survived by his son, Joseph Lee McCollum II of New Castle; longtime girlfriend, Michelle Barrett of New Castle; sister, Mary (Paul) Michaud of Alton Bay, New Hampshire; two brothers, Christopher McCollum of Kalamazoo, Michigan, David (Susan) McCollum of Cleves, Ohio and his niece and nephews, Alexis and Vincent McCollum and Ryan, Brandon, Keaton and Jason McCollum.
Calling hour will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, 2018, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 West Falls Street, New Castle, PA.
Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 14, in the funeral home, with Reverend William Siple, as celebrant.
Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery.