ATCO, N.J. — Joe T. Verble lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 12, 2010, at the Fountains at Cedar Parke, Atco, N.J., where he resided.
Joe was born in Lufkin, Texas, July 29, 1924, the son of Maurine Thompson, and Joe H. Verble but spent most of his early life in San Antonio, Texas. He called Pennsauken, N.J., home for over 50 years. Joe’s college education was disrupted by World War II when he served in the U.S. Army for three years and studied meteorology at Kenyon College in Ohio. While there he attended a USO dance in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where luck struck and he met his beloved wife, Barbara Owen, with whom he spent the next 66 years. They were married in 1944 and after his discharge, Joe continued his education at Texas A&M graduating in 1949 as a proud Aggie. Following graduation, he headed to New Jersey to embark on his career that spanned more than 38 years as an electrical engineer at RCA, which later merged with General Electric. While working at RCA, Joe received his Master in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; daughter, Gail Carnal and son-in-law, Scott Carnal; daughter, Maurine Falcone, and son-in-law, James Falcone Jr., and his grandsons, James Falcone III and Andrew Falcone; daughter, Barbara Verble and son-in-law, Carl J. Williams and grandchildren, Lauren Williams and Graham Williams; son, Joe O. Verble; a loved brother-in-law, Bernard Owen; and the Texas nieces and nephews.
The date of a memorial service to be held at the Haddonfield United Methodist Church to which Joe had been a member for 57 years will be announced by the family at a later date.
Donations may be made to The Arc, Gloucester, 1555 Gateway Boulevard, Woodbury, NJ 08096.
Submitted by Bernard Owen.