Joseph Edward Shearn
February 17,1945 - April 02,2020
Obituary for Joseph Edward Shearn
Joseph Shearn, 75, died April 2, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. Born February 17, 1945, in Lost Creek, Pennsylvania, Joe was the youngest of three of the late Joseph and Carrie (Capparell) Shearn.
Joe graduated from J.W. Cooper High School and served in the United States Army as an infantryman from 1962 to 1966. After leaving the army, Joe began a long career in the metal forge industry, which took him around the U.S. and into Nova Scotia. In October of 1977, Joe married Debra Weinmann, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was an assistant manager at Jorgensen Forge for the past 17 years.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra Shearn; his son, Christopher (Mary) Shearn; 3 grandchildren, Thomas, Cecilia, and Henry Shearn; sister, Dorothy Gaughan; niece, Linda Cray, and nephews, Thomas Shearn, Joseph Gaughan, and Gregory Kerr. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Thomas.
Joe had a larger-than-life personality. He could strike up a conversation with anyone and loved to joke around with people, even random strangers. He had the firmest handshake you ever felt. He loved Notre Dame football, golfing, and barbecuing but especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
Due to the current health crisis, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to John Hopkins Covid-19 response. https://secure.jhu.edu/form/covid19
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