Just shy of his 84th birthday, Joseph A. Lochner died peacefully, surrounded by his family on June 22, 2019. Joe was a man of many interests and was always ready to explore them. He loved sports and was a passionate player and fan. Through the years he played basketball, softball, golf and tennis as well as coached soccer, softball and basketball. He ran and biked and enjoyed all sports on TV. He believed first and foremost that following the rules and playing fairly were most important and having fun was paramount.
He taught himself many skills and was ready to explore all his hobbies; piano, keyboard, reading (especially history and WW II), card games horseshoes, hunting, fishing and boating. He even tried his hand at drawing and did a pretty darn good job.
Joe loved his country and the flag that it represented. A well performed Star Spangled Banner could bring a tear to his eye, if bungled, however, the TV mute button was employed. He had a great sense of humor and was quick to engage in discussions and arguments with his kids and sometimes even with TV sports announcers. His trove of one-liners was huge and he entertained the grandkids at every visit.
Joe and his wife Jackie had 5 kids and 11 grandkids: Kathy Lochner (Leslie Larusso), Tom Lochner (Beth), Mike Lochner (Laurie), Theresa Lochner Mundy (Mike), Rene Lochner Fehl (Jeffrey) and grandkids: Kyle, Mollie, Kieran, Bobbie, Kyle, Ian, Curtis, Samantha, Keegan, Rowan and Emerson.