Joseph A. Huss
December 3, 1953 – June 27, 2017
Joseph A. Huss, age 63, of Newark, DE, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the care of Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. He was supported by friends and family all throughout his valiant battle with cancer, loved by all and still sharing his love for all.
Joe graduated from Henderson High School West Chester in 1972. He married Judi Burns in 1972, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1975. Joe spent the next four years serving our country and developing a wide variety of special skills as a Petty Officer 3rd class, assigned to the Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (nicknamed the “Firebirds” VAQ 33), where he worked as an Aviation Structural Mechanic (AMS3). He was honorably discharged in June of 1979.
Joe made his career with Pool Care Specialists as a Field Supervisor, certified by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). After 30 years in the business, he retired in 2015 and started his own handyman business, Joe’s Toolbox.
Joe enjoyed a variety of activities including flower and vegetable gardening, bike riding, walking, camping, gourmet cooking, woodworking and backgammon. Above all else, he enjoyed spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Laird Moss; brother, Robert Huss (Sharon); sons, Ian Huss, Bryan Zimmerman (Melissa) and Rob Zimmerman; daughter, Heidi Johnson; 7 grandchildren; and numerous cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Rose Huss; and wife, Linda Huss.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their loving and caring gestures, for beautiful music, and for reassuring spiritual words of God’s love and comfort, all of which helped Joe to pass peacefully and painlessly.
A private committal service and interment will be held at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 2:00 pm until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at “The Art Farm”, 801 Valley Road, Newark, DE 19711. Friends, colleagues, and immediate family are invited to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Joe’s memory to MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Hospital, c/o The Cooper Foundation, The Ferry Terminal Building, 2 Aquarium Drive, Suite 305, Camden, NJ 08103.