Joseph Anthony Pulice Sr., loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on the evening of Feb. 1, 2018 due to complications from a stroke.
Joseph was born Nov. 13, 1927 in Chiefton, a small town outside Fairmont. Joseph was born to parents Frank and Theresa Pulice, who were both Italian immigrants. Joseph was raised in a family of 10. Joe had five brothers and four sisters with many aunts and uncles living in the area.
Back then, most everyone living in West Virginia worked in or around the coal mines. Joe worked in the coal mines before and after being called to serve our country.
Joseph and his four brothers all served in the military. Joseph along with his bothers, Bill, Frank and Jim served in the United States Army while brother Tony served in the United States Marines.
On June 29, 1955 Joseph married Beatrice Virginia Chickerell in the Italian Church in Monongah. Joseph and Beatrice had their first two children, Tina Kay and Frank Anthony in West Virginia.
Due to lung problems Joseph developed from working in the coal mines, in April 1960, he moved his family to the sunny and dry climate of Phoenix, Arizona. Joseph was blessed with having three more children, Beatrice Ann, Tammy Jo and the youngest Joseph Anthony Jr.
While in Arizona, Joe was fortunate enough to work with his brothers Bill, Tony and Jim in the construction industry for 40 years at Pulice Construction Company, founded by his brother, Bill.
Joe loved golfing and was club champion for several years in a row. Joe also enjoyed hunting with his two sons.
During his retirement years, Joe enjoyed spending time with his seven grandchildren and watching them grow into young adults.
Joe will be missed by his many friends, family and former co-workers.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Beatrice; his five children, Tina, Frank, Beatrice, Tammy Jo and Jo Jo; brothers and sisters, Frank, Jim and Mary Lou, in-laws, Erich Goetz, Wendy Pulice and Amy Pulice; grandchildren, Nicholas, Stephanie, Coley, Travis, Samantha, Alexis and Anneliese; and three great-grandchildren, Mason, Logan and Kaiser.
Services are pending.
Published on February 3, 2018