A. Hale, Jr., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at
Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, after a brief
Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb.
17, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc. 632 State St.,
Watertown, with a funeral service to begin at 1 p.m.
Joseph was born on April 10, 1931 to the late Joseph and
Essie Hale of Westifield, NJ. Joseph was educated in the New
Jersey School System. He served in the Army in the 50’s
during the Korean War, and was honorable discharged as a
During his career he worked at H.P. Taverson as a truck
driver in Westifiel, NJ, Seaway Truck Company driving
tractor trailers, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy, and
Joe retired as a sergeant on the police force in Alexandria
Joe was a member of the Elks of Westifield, NJ, Brownville
American Legion and a lifetime member and past commander of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1400, Watertown, NY. Joe
was also a Department of New York 4th District
He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Hale Hunter,
Elizabeth, NJ; a son Elliott Hale, New Brunswick, NJ; six
grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a great-great
granddaughter; a brother, Alvin Hale, Philadelphia, PA; his
special companion, Ursula Mickle, Watertown; and several
nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.
may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.
Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral
Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.