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1933 Joseph 2008

Joseph Pelles

October 17, 1933 — October 1, 2008

There are no services or calling hours for Joseph Pelles Jr., who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Wednesday evening at Shepherd of the Valley, Niles. Joseph was born October 17, 1933, in Masury, son of the late Joseph and Anna Pelles. He was the Service/Parts Director for Downtown Oldsmobile in Warren and Jay Cole Chevrolet Oldsmobile in Newton Falls for 30 years retiring in 1995. Joseph served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict, and served 30 years between the Navy and the Naval Reserve. He retired in 1981. In 1976, Joseph was nominated as sailor of the year. Of the Protestant Faith, Joseph was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, the Naval Reserve Enlisted Association, the Oldsmobile Service Guild, the Mosquito Lake, Beaver Valley and Ashtabula Yacht Clubs. He was dock master, and on the board of directors of the Beaver Valley Yacht Club, and was past commander of the Mosquito Lake Power Squadron. Joseph is survived by his wife of 55 years the former Naomi Dudash; his daughter Joanne (Clifford) Bequeath of Niles; his sister Virginia Travers of Phoenix, AZ; his brother John (Roxie) Pelles of Mercer, PA; his granddaughter Rochelle Bequeath of Dayton; two great grandchildren: Austin and Lauryn Beneke of Dayton and several nieces and nephews. Beside his parents, Joseph is preceded in death by his Sheltie Sheba. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Valley, Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave, Niles, OH 44446. Private burial will take place at Niles City Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are entrusted to Lane Funeral Home Mineral Ridge Chapel.

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