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Giuseppe "Joe" Farina

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If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Giuseppe "Joe" Farina. He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Joe was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.       Though Joe was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Joe was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Joe worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. He had one sister, Angie. Joe and his sister had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.       As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Joe was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although he had an exacting nature, Joe was always tactful. One thing Joe will certainly be remembered for is that, when he got up in the mornings, he was ready and raring to go. As a young boy, Joe had a number of interests and was an active child.       There was one thing that all of Joe's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to...
If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Giuseppe "Joe" Farina. He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Joe was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.

      Though Joe was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Joe was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Joe worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. He had one sister, Angie. Joe and his sister had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Joe was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although he had an exacting nature, Joe was always tactful. One thing Joe will certainly be remembered for is that, when he got up in the mornings, he was ready and raring to go. As a young boy, Joe had a number of interests and was an active child.

      There was one thing that all of Joe's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Joe was such a popular person throughout his life. But Joe was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Joe was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Joe was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Joe was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Joe was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Joe made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. Some of his closest friends were Manny, Earl, and Marty.

      Joe was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call him sentimental and a romantic at heart. His kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around him. Joe cared for what others thought and carried that into his marriage. On August 22, 1953 Joe took to wife Josiane in Chatellerault, France. Compassionate and devoted, Joe worked hard to make his new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Joe and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Joe was blessed with two children, John and Marilyn. They were also blessed with five grandchildren, Marrah (Brain), Joseph, Noel, Jennifer (Manuel), and Robert and 10 great-grandchildren. Joe was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Joe was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. His secret of success in this area was simple: Joe would listen before he would act.

      Taking his work seriously came naturally to Joe, and he expected the same from those around him. Joe was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. He was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in his good communication skills. Joe was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Joe handled well. He could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” He was employed for 23 years by the United States Army. He did what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for his colleagues. Blessed with a practical nature, Joe was a person who appreciated the routine of the military. He was a man who took his obligations seriously, working well with the others in his unit. Joe was a 100% Disabled Army Veteran. He was in the Fort Ord, CA Infantry. Joe saw action for the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Sergeant 1st Class.

      A methodical man, Joe enjoyed spending time working on his various hobbies. He had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that he could have something to show for his efforts. His favorite pursuits were officiating high school sports, golfing, fishing, and playing softball.

      Joe was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth his best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Joe was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Joe played baseball. In adulthood, some of his favorite recreational sports included golf and softball. Joe also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity, top on his list was football.

     His keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Joe to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because he was outgoing and worked well with others, Joe did his fair share of volunteer work and he wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. He was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. Throughout his later years, Joe was an active member of the American Legion, the American Cancer Society, and the Ostomy Association.

     His high moral standards and traditional values served Joe well with his faith. Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of the Catholic Church for 83 years. He was well respected because he was such an outgoing individual who sought to help in any manner he could.

      Not only did Joe enjoy traveling, but he also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. He was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. He rarely tired of going back and revisiting his favorite places. Some of his favorite vacations included France and Hawaii.

      Joe was a lover of animals and cherished his pets; Iris and Cheyenne, his German Shepherds, Cindy, a Cockatoo, and Bridgette, a Toy Poodle.

      Since it was easy for Joe to meet and get to know new people, he quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once he met those new friends, he loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. Since he was practical and cost effective, Joe was ready when that day to retire finally came in 1970. Even in retirement, Joe stayed in touch with his old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances. He was active in the community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities that retirement offered him.

Joe was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion and whenever he said something, he meant it. Joe was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Giuseppe "Joe" Farina.

      Giuseppe Farina passed away peacefully on November 20, 2013 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gisueppe was laid to rest at Palm Northwest Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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