CLAUS, Joseph J.
84, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away July 29, 2013 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
He was born July 1, 1929 in Broad Channel, New York, the son of John Phillip and Mary "Keller" Claus. He moved to Florida in 1976 from Medford, New York.
Joe was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was Past Commander of VFW Post 2937 in Medford, New York, and a member of VFW Post 4236 of Madeira Beach, Florida and the American Legion.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen E. Claus and sisters, Catherine Kane, Elizabeth McGratten, Ann Sanderson, Gertrude Burrows, and Loretta Burke. He is survived by daughters, Chris Claus, Tori Claus, and Judy Claus-Anghelescu, and grandchildren, Matt Trombly and Desiree Anghelescu.
Funeral services with Military Honors will be held 3:00 pm August 2, 2013 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home in Seminole, Florida, where interment will follow in Garden Sanctuary Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the services at 2:00 pm.
Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121