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“I always admired Uncle Joe for his easy going, fun loving, and warm caring ways. It was always a treat when Jim and I were growing up to visit with...Read More »
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“Uncle Joe was the greatest - I will always remember his sense of humor, warm hospitality and of course "the twinkle in his eye". Joe and (Aunt) Liz...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jim Berkon - Arlington, VA

“Joe was always such a gentleman. He took care of Betty like she was the queen, when in the presence of others.Even though they were both aging and...Read More »
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“In 1984, my husband Bob and daughter Joanna traveled with me to the Mayo Clinic for a second scary medical opinion. Joe, a Sawhill colleague of Bob's...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Gayle Cranford - New Cumberland, PA

“Joe, we will certainly miss you, but will remember all the good times that we had with you and Betty. ”
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Joseph Arthur Guthrie, 87, of Chicago Heights, retired sales executive at Sawhill Tubular Products (now AK Steel Corp), decorated veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, passed away unexpectedly November 7, 2012.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Elizabeth (nee Berkon). Loving father of Gale (Thomas) Whitworth, Sandra (David) Beal, Warren (Laurie) Guthrie. Very proud grandfather of ten, great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Virginia (Oscar) Haspel.

Memorial service will be Friday November 16, 11:00am at Flossmoor Community Church. 2218 Hutchison Road, Flossmoor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to

Joe was a long time member of Flossmoor Country Club, an avid Notre Dame football fan, and an active member of Flossmoor Community Church. He will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, quick sense of humor and his love of God, country and his wife, Elizabeth.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois 773-281-5058 or

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