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Obituaries

Obituaries

Dr. Howard F. Joseph 1926 - 2011 Lawrence

Memorial services for Dr. Howard F. Joseph, 84, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.
Dr. Joseph died on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his home.
He was born on Nov. 14, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Donald Burdett and Florence Fuqua Joseph.
He was a graduate of Whitewater High School in Butler County, a 1947 graduate of Kansas University, and a 1951 graduate of KU Medical School. He served his residency in urology at KUMC. He also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Dr. Joseph was a urologist and had practiced medicine in Lawrence from 1957 until October 1992, when he retired. During this time, he also served an additional practice at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
He was a member of the Kansas and American Medical Societies, the Certified American Board of Urology and the Lawrence Country Club. He was also a member of Beta Theta Pi Social Fraternity and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society.
He married Shirley Sudendorf on Sept. 11, 1949, in Concordia. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Marc Joseph, Scottsdale, Ariz.; two daughters, Margie Joseph Kuhn and husband John Kuhn, and Marie Joseph and husband Randy Gfeller, all of Lawrence; a brother, Bruce, Kailua, Hawaii; a sister, Ginny Hilbe, Schaan, Liechtenstein; and four grandchildren, Laura Bell, Amy Karnaze, Cindy Karnaze and John Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jan Joseph Williams.
The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com.