US Navy
Official Obituary of

Joseph Michael Walsh

March 17, 2024

Joseph Walsh Obituary

Joseph “Joe” Michael Walsh, 82, born in Brooklyn, NY, raised in Mishawaka, IN and currently from Largo, FL, sadly passed away suddenly from complications of cancer on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Joe proudly served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga CV60 and was honorably discharged after six proud years of service.

Joe is survived by his wife LeAnn Walsh of 45 wonderful years of marriage.  Joe and Le Ann were married in Osceola, IN and moved to Florida in 1990.  Upon relocation to Florida, Joe worked in Rental Property Maintenance Management until his retirement in 2004.

Being a proud countryman, Joe’s favorite hobby was building models if Navy Ships and Carriers of all kinds.  Joe spent many hours making sure even the smallest of details were correct, so as not to disrespect the Navy in any way.

Joe was a pure Irishman through and through and was very proud of his Irish heritage.  He researched and collected items related to the “Walsh” Coat of Arms throughout his life.  Joe’s Irish heritage meant so much to him, he had the Walsh Coat of Arms tattooed on the calf of his leg.  Joe was also a faithful fan of the Notre Dame College Football Team, win or lose.

Joe was a very loving, sincere, and kindhearted man.  He was a loyal friend that always put your needs before himself.  Joe will be missed beyond words can express.  For those that have met Joe, he has imprinted on our lives.

Until we meet again…

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The U.S. Navy Memorial in Joe’s honor. 

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