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Joseph E. Voll

August 6, 1937 — April 15, 2020

Joseph E. Voll, 82, of Punta Gorda, FL died alongside his beloved wife, Sue E. Voll, on April 15, 2020. 

Born August 6, 1937, in Oaklyn, NJ to Joseph and Anna (Barrett) Voll, of Audubon, NJ. 

Joseph honorably served as a Chief Gunners Mate in the United States Navy from 1956-1976.  He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was stationed at the U.S. Naval Communications Station in Londonderry, Northern Ireland from 1971 to 1974. He then went to the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, VA, and ultimately retired from active duty in 1976 at the Fleet Combat Direction Systems Training Center, Atlantic, Dam Neck located in, Virginia Beach, VA. 

Joseph then joined the ranks of Civil Service, responsible for many roles in maintaining the operations of Navy life, until his final retirement in 1997. 

Joseph moved to Punta Gorda in 1998 with his wife Sue.  As inseparable love mates, they enjoyed life to its fullest, side-by-side for fifty-two memorable years. 

Joe was a mason and was actively involved with the Punta Gorda 115 Masonic Lodge. 

Both Joseph and Sue are survived by a daughter and two sons.  Their daughter, Amy Young, and loving son-in-law J. Scott Young, and their daughter, adored granddaughter Sophia Rose of Brant Rock, MA.  Their son Kevin E. Voll, and loving daughter-in-law Rachel of Jacksonville, NC. Dearest grands Angelica, Kyle, Gabbie, and great grand Kya.  And their son, Joseph M. Voll, and his life companion Candess Bushlow of Virginia Beach, dearest grands Olivia and Gwendolyn.  

He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law, Betty Voll, wife of Joe’s late brother, Michael J. Voll.  And his sister, Phyllis Reese of Virginia.  As well as many loving and caring nieces and nephews he held dear to his heart. 

Joe was known as the “Road Warrior” to many of his close local, Floridian friends. He was an instrumental, community active leader in the safety developments and the widening of Burnt Store Road.  For twenty years, he worked diligently to bring forth awareness to the community regarding the public’s safety regarding the road. He spent countless hours attending meetings, voicing concerns, writing letters and emails, working alongside local government officials in the Port Charlotte County Commissioners office.  His passion can be seen in the accomplishments completed thus far to date on the road today. Sadly, he will never see the final fruits of his labor for the final completion phase of the road’s widening. Tragically, Burnt Store Road consumed him and his wife in more ways than one. 

Due to recent events, a celebration of Joe and Sue's life will be held at a later date.  Joseph will receive an honorable military funeral and he and Sue will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery in Sarasota. 
 
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in his and Sue's name can be made to the VA Health Care Network.  To express condolences to the family and share in celebrating the life of Joseph, please visit www.JohnsonTaylorFuneral.com and sign the online guestbook.  Arrangements are by Johnson Taylor Funeral and Cremation.

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