JOSEPH, David L., 65, of Columbus Circle, Steubenville, OH and formerly of Martins Ferry, OH, died Friday, October 12, 2012.
Dave was born in Martins Ferry, OH on June 4, 1947, a son of the late Joseph T. and Ethel M. (Nagy) Joseph who survives him of Martins Ferry.
He was a retired salesman at Iron City Distributing, Mingo Jct., OH. He retired in 1986. Dave taught school at Chopticon High in Maryland for two years and coached football; taught at Akron Hoban and coached football for two years; both schools he worked for Dan McGrew. For five years, at Steubenville Central Catholic High School, he was a successful head basketball and baseball coach.
His teaching fields were biology and world history. Dave also taught one year at Martins Ferry High School as a substitude teacher in biology and physical education. He served in the U.S. Army.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by brother, Kenneth E. Joseph, Martins Ferry, OH; niece, Pria L. (Michael) Myers, St. Clairsville, OH and a host of friends.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, OH where friends will be received Sunday 4 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Tom Marut officiating.
Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Martins Ferry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 20 N. 4th Street Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book online at www.kellerfuneralhome. com.