Belmont, NY - Joseph L. Mead Jr. ,age 54, of Ackerman Hill Road passed away on Thursday, November 8, in the Town of Amity. He was born on February 15, 1958 in Orlando Florida to Joseph and Maggie Wilson Mead. On June 24, 1984 he married Ginny Kiefer who survives.
Joe was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont Central High School in 1976.During his youth he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was an assistant scout master for Troop 34 in Belmont. After high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served with 82nd Airborne Division as a medic until 1979. He then lived and worked in Florida and later in New Jersey. Joe was a faithful member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Belmont serving as a Sacristan, a Eucharistic Minister and was on the St. Mary's Cemetery Board of Directors. He was a member of the American Legion Post 808 of Belmont where he was a chaplain and on the honor guard. Joe will be remembered for being talented and community minded with his art work. He enjoyed music, watching sports, especially the Bills and the Sabres, collecting memorabilia and family history.
Survivors include: his wife of Belmont; 2 daughters, Christina Mead of Jenson Beach, FL. and Lauren (Timothy) Sizemore of Port St. Lucy, FL.; 2 granddaughters, Kora Morris and Ashlie Sizemore; his dad Joseph (Laura) Mead of Belmont and his mom Maggie McNinch of Belmont;
2 brothers, Pete Mead of Belmont and Michael (Gaye) Mead of Apopka, FL.; An Aunt, Carol Mead of Scio; 1 niece and 2 nephews; several step brothers.
Friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 15, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Belmont. On Friday there will be a prayer service at 12:30 pm in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 1 pm at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Belmont. Rev. Sean DiMaria is the Celebrant with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.