Joseph Crago, born Oct. 18, 1928 in Orient, Pennsylvania, went to be with our Lord and our wonderful daughter Angelina, who passed away in June 2020, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.
His family moved to Coshocton, Ohio, where he grew up on a farm. Joe moved to Arizona in 1960. He started as a policeman in Mammoth, then went on to be a deputy sheriff in San Manuel. He moved to Globe and went to work at Inspiration Copper Co. in security. He worked for Cyprus as a haulpak driver. He was very active in the VFW for 50 years, and served as commander for VFW Post 1704 for 16 years.
Joe finally retired in 1990 and started his woodworking hobby. He was very proud of his hope chests he built, his gun cabinets and wishing wells for the yard. He was a collector of old clocks. He loved country music and enjoyed dancing. He enjoyed hunting with his son Mark.
Joe leaves behind his loving wife of 45 years, Margaret; daughters Penny Durant (Jim) of Elko, Nev., Vickie Crago of Gilbert, Az. and Stacey Lummus (Johnny) of Oracle, Ariz.; sons Travis Bellotti of Independence, Mo. and Mark Channell (Gina) of Young, Ariz.; sisters Mary Wintink and Geraldine Maples of Coshocton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Joe is preceded in death by his father and mother, his daughter Angie, his grandson Eric Castaneda and his sister Elizabeth Price.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Lamont Mortuary Chapel in Globe, Ariz.
Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.