Joseph J. McHale (CPO USN RET) went to be with the Lord on Tuesday November 15, 2011 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
His death was due to a head injury sustained by a fall. Joseph was born on May 18, 1924 in West Pittston Pa. He is preceded in death by his son Mark, sister Mary Elizabeth Paye and niece Megan Paye.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Cynthia, son Michael, daughters Mary Eileen and Maura and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his precious beagle, Dolly.
Joe served 20 years in the US Navy. He also retired in 1984 from Perkin Elmer Corporation in Norwalk CT. After moving to Wilmington in 1986, he drove a school bus for New Hanover County Schools and taught math courses at Cape Fear Tech.
Joe was a member of Lutheran Church of Reconciliation where a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 AM. His final resting place will be the State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to LCOR, Lower Cape Fear Hospice or Pender County Humane Society.
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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403. 910-791-9099