Robert E. Joseph, 71
Dr. Robert "Bob" Emile Joseph, Sr. passed away on January 14, 2018. He was 71 years of age, born on September 30, 1946 in Georgetown, D.C. He resided in Woodbridge, VA during the last 42 years of his life. Bob is survived by his devoted wife Nancy to whom he was married for more than 50 loving years through his passing. He had three children, Robert Jr., John, and Scott; two daughters-in-law, Kristina and Jamila and seven grandchildren, Alexander, Anthony, Jennifer, Cayden, Ella, Trystin and Sophie. Bob is also survived by his three loving sisters, Carole, Delores and Jody, and their families including nine nephews, four nieces and their families.
Bob was an exceptional scholar and athlete in his early years and achieved a Doctoral Degree in Engineering from UMD in 1975. He had a tremendous giving, caring soul that was always obvious despite any of his personal trials and tribulations in life. Bob will always be remembered as a successful man with the best of life's values instilled in him and shared by him with so many others. He provided much love, knowledge, compassion, advice and family leadership. Truly, Bob lived an exceptional life highly worthy of tremendous recognition for all he gave and provided. He donated a kidney to his sister because he loved her, knew he was strong enough and always chose family firstly. His memory will continue to serve as a shining beacon giving direction with wisdom to all he leaves. He will be deeply missed, and we ask that God speed his soul to a peaceful afterlife in which we will all meet him again.
Viewing will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Funeral services will be held at Miller Funeral Home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Rd., Brentwood, MD 20722. Reception to follow. Donations may be made in Bob's name to a church of your choosing.