Joseph J. Natural, 88, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, at his residence.
Joseph was born September 5, 1925, in Warren, Ohio, the son of Peter and Lena Natural.
He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School. He moved to Gloversville/Johnstown area in 1976. He retired from Van Huffle Tube in Warren and Coleco Industries in NY as a machinist, and had been the plant manager. Joseph was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. Cyril & Methodius Church). He enjoyed gardening, growing flowers, bowling and golfing.
Joseph served in the U.S. Navy in WWII.
He is survived by his five children, James (Alison) Natural of Ohiopyle, PA, Cathy Marrie of Warren, OH, Lynn (Jeff) Holland of Johnstown, NY, Elaine Klena of Gloversville, NY, and Jean (Mike) Sweetman of Fonda, NY; eight grandchildren, Chris (Jennifer) Marrie, Meghan (Dan) Schenek Latham, Jay and Katy Holland, Erin and Ryan Sweetman, Mark and Kim Natural; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Aidan; a brother, Angelo A. Natural of Howland; and two sisters, Dolores (Thomas) Carroll of Howard and Claudia Valimont of Warren.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife Martha Natural, whom he married June 25, 1949, and passed away November 14, 2010.
A mass of Christian burial was held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish (St. James Church) with the Rev. John R. Lody officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joseph's name to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave. Gloversville, NY 12078.
Arrangements are being handled by the Peter Rossi & Son Memoiral Chapel, 1994 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Natural family.