Joseph Thomas Poye

December 5, 2012

Joseph Thomas Poye

Worked for Washington Tool and Machine

Joseph Thomas Poye, 69, of Middletown, Md., died Monday, December 3, 2012, in Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Md.

He was born March 1, 1943, in Bentleyville, a son of the late Anton and Justina Shuster Poye.

Mr. Poye was a 1961 graduate of Ellsworth High School.

He formerly worked for Washington Tool and Machine as a machinist.

Mr. Poye attended St. James Church in Boonsboro, Md., and was a former member of Knights of Columbus.

On January 15, 1964, in Greensburg, he married Joyce Zilka, who survives.

Also surviving are four children, Steven A. Poye (Maria) of Washington, Joseph T. Poye (Kwang) of Bel Air, Md., Michelle Poye-Seal (Jason) of Boonsboro, Md., and Gina Lindsey (Donald) of Middletown; eight grandchildren, Kayleigh, Emily, Andrew and Lauren Poye, Dylan and Connor Seal and Hannah and Olivia Lindsey; a great-granddaughter, Ellie Rose; four sisters, Mildred Perchinsky (Stephen) of Bentleyville, Mary Striker (William) of Monessen, Joanne Stimmel of Washington and Barbara Keene of Elco; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian Burial in Ave Maria Parish, Bentleyville, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas as celebrant. Visit to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.



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