Age 87, died Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Chelsea Hospital (ICU). He was born September 10, 1935, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Dona Thomas & Ethel L. (Osborn) Joseph.
Ron grew up in Chelsea. On September 4, 1958, he started working at the Chelsea schools and worked there for many years.
On October 31, 1955, Ron married Sarah Ann Melton in Jackson. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2006. Ron is survived by two sons, Dona T. (Terry), of Grass Lake, Louis P. “Paul” (Sherrie) of Manchester; one daughter, Vickie L. (Eddie) Hamilton of Qulin, Missouri; grandchildren, Amber (Thomas) Case of Chelsea, Brad (Teresa) Cole of Ypsilanti, Jason (Jennifer) Cole of Iron River, Michael Hamilton and Sarah (Darrall) Garner of Saline, Gordon Cole of Ypsilanti, Tylor Joseph and Ron Joseph of Cadillac, Travis (Sally) Joseph of Pecos, Texas, Alyssa (Brian) Joseph of Dallas, Texas, Angela Fernandez of Detroit, Lisa Fernandez of Dearborn Heights, and Christopher Joseph of Taylor. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Ann Joseph in 1993; his son, Ronald E. Joseph in 2014; sister, Delores Allen; and brother, Robert Joseph.
No public services are planned. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.
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up as Vicki's friend.
He kept a tight rope, but had
A loving heart. I was always
welcome at their house.
Vicki many hugs to you.
With very heavy hearts we are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Please know you and your family are in our continued thoughts and prayers.