Joe Specht

September 19, 1933 - March 6, 2018
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Joe W. Specht, 84, of Dover, passed away in his home following an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

A son of the late Ralph S. and Mary Elila (Weiner) Specht, Joe was born in Dover on September 19, 1933.

Joe worked at A&P for 27 years where he met his future wife, the former Norma Jean Cugliari…

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Joe W. Specht, 84, of Dover, passed away in his home following an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

A son of the late Ralph S. and Mary Elila (Weiner) Specht, Joe was born in Dover on September 19, 1933.

Joe worked at A&P for 27 years where he met his future wife, the former Norma Jean Cugliari. They wed on June 7, 1958.

Together, they were members at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover where he served as an usher, and was a member of the St. Joseph Seniors, the Men’s Club and the Knights of Columbus. Joe also was a member of the Dover Eagles.

Joe ultimately retired from the City of Dover, where he served 17 years at the Light Plant.

He greatly enjoyed being outside working in his garden and tending to his planters. He was also a great cook and in his younger years, was a life guard at the YMCA. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family.

Joe will be deeply missed by his daughter, Mary Jo (Maurice) Lundenberger of Bolivar; two sons, Matthew (Pamela Watkins) Specht, and Michael Specht all of Dover; three grandchildren, Jim (Shelby) Lundenberger of Bolivar, Nick Specht of Dover and Chelsea (Devin Sponseller) Specht of New Jersey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret Helmick, Frank (Rosalie) Cugliari, Clare Blauch, and Margaret DeBois Cugliari; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in passing by his sister, Joann (George) Calams.

The family will greet guests on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4-7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where a Christian Wake Service will begin at 6:45 PM. Fr. Jimmy Hatfield will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 12 PM in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery at Dover. All are invited to share in a meal and fellowship in the Hospitality Room of the Dover Geib Center following services.

Memorial contributions in Joe’s name may be directed to St. Joseph Church, 613 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, OH 44622.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Address:

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

Calvary Cemetery- Dover

Address:

, DOVER, OH, 44622

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Donation Information

St. Joseph Catholic Church

613 N Tuscarawas Ave
Dover, Ohio 44622

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Born: September 19, 1933
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Melanie and Dave Archer posted on 3/9/18

Uncle Joe, We will miss you more than you will ever know...We hope you are happy in Heaven with the love of your life Aunt Gee Gee...You two were meant for each other! You did everything together including raising a beautiful family that you always kept close to you..You did it right! They (we) will all grieve for both of you now. Mary Jo, Matt, Mike, Maurice, Pam, Nick, Chelse, Jim, Shelby, we have no words only love and hugs for all of you. Such a terrible shock for you...for everyone...We question why this happened but only the Lord knows. Please continue to keep your family close (I know you will) and with our Cugliari family...We are strong and we love each other very much..That is what keeps us together! If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to ask. We will be in touch you can count on us...Our deepest sympathy and love to you every day.....Your Cousins, Melanie, Dave and Family....

 

paul Martinelli posted on 3/9/18

Matt, Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. You and your family will be remembered in our prayers....Spud/Holly

 

Chris conidi posted on 3/8/18

Mary Jo, Matt, and Michael, so sorry to hear about your dad, I was shocked to hear that. He looked so good when I saw him a few weeks ago at the Elks. I know what you are going through but at least he is with your mom now. Our sympathies, Chris and Sue Conidi

 

Kim Zwick posted on 3/8/18

So sorry to hear the passing of your Dad, MaryJo. Many prayers go out for you and your family. Sincerely, Kim and Alison

 

Kathy (Kohl) Gerber posted on 3/7/18

Mary Jo, Matt and Mike, please accept my sympathy to you and your families on the passing of your father. He and your mother were such good neighbors to my parents. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

 

Mary lou & curt kerhin posted on 3/7/18

Matt, Mary Jo & Mike, my heart breaks for all of you, I still cannot believe this,iHe is now with aunt Gee Gee & they are together again. God bless you uncle Joe , we will all miss you terribly .

 

Frank & Cindy Alesiano posted on 3/7/18

Mary Jo, Matt, Mike, and family, we are very saddened to hear that Joe has passed. Sending all of you our deepest sympathy and praying that you will find peace and understanding during this difficult time. Joe was indeed a special guy who will be missed by many. ??

 

Dirk and Sherry Kimble posted on 3/7/18

Matt, Mike and Mary Jo, So sorry to hear about your Dad. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Lisa Buss posted on 3/7/18

So sorry for you and your familys loss Matt you are in my thoughts and prayers

 

Lori Sutton posted on 3/6/18

Mike and family, I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Dave & Dee Dee posted on 3/6/18

Rest in peace Uncle Joe, You will be deeply missed by so many. Dave & Dee Dee

 

Spence and Carol Edie posted on 3/6/18

Mary Jo, Matt, and Mike, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe just hard to believe. I hate being here and not able to be there for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He is with the love of his life now Aunt Gee Gee.

 

Miranda Yoder posted on 3/6/18

Mary Jo, Matt, Michael, & family - I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Joe's passing. Sending you all love.

 

Becky Laubscher posted on 3/6/18

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I just saw him in church on Saturday night.

 

Brenda Little posted on 3/6/18

So sorry to see the passing of your father. Much love and prayers .

 

Rhonda Keffer posted on 3/6/18

Matt, Mary Jo and Mike. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad today. He is with your momma now. All of our love and support at this difficult time for all of you. God Bless you. Mark and Rhonda Keffer

 

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