Joseph Eugene Fairweather, aged 91, left for that big band in the sky on December 31, 2020. Joe, gifted on both trumpet and vocals, was born on April 11, 1929 to Walter and Ida (Deem) Fairweather in Industry PA. He attended Midland High School and Clarion University and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Tausig and USS Henry W. Tucker. Following his Navy enlistment Joe chose to pursue a day gig as a piping designer, working on many newly designed projects such as the first atomic plant.
He was a member of the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, Elks & American Legion and St. Raphael’s the Archangel, Carnegie.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Charlotte (Goetz) and his sister Mary Elizabeth Fraser. 2 children Mary Jo (Jeff) Girod and Cindy E. (Michael) Tony. 3 stepchildren- Roy C. Engel III, Patricia A. Duffy (Dan) Charlene M. (Ed) Carr. His grandchildren are Matthew (Brenda) Girod, Anna (Matthew) Bianco and Michael Tony. His step-grandchildren are Danielle (Steve) Jurnak, Donald (Vanessa) Vitez, Eric (Jane) Duffy, Sean Duffy, and Alex (Lia) Carr. He had four great-grandchildren, Nola & Hazel Girod & Mason & Jonah Bianco. Also many beloved nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings- Edith (Rosser/Sciance), Walter, Dorothy Mae (Thorne) and John Albert (Jack).
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Joseph’s name to your local food bank. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic a private viewing for immediate family will be held Tuesday January 12, 2021 from 12 until 1:30 PM followed by interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors.
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