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1994 Joseph 2023

Joseph Thomas Stanley

April 13, 1994 — June 19, 2023

Jacksonville

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Joseph Stanley, 29, left this life on June 19. He was born on April 13, 1994, in Jacksonville, Florida and attended school at St. Paul's Catholic, Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve, MO), and Bishop Kenny High School.

Joe enlisted in the United States Air Force at 18 years of age. He was deployed to Erbil, Iraq, supporting wartime U.S. Special Forces and Personnel Recovery Units, and was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the National Defense Service Medal, among others. He was medically retired from military service as a Senior Airman.

Joe enjoyed playing piano, especially La Campanella (Liszt), feeding the homeless at the Jacksonville Soup Kitchen, and preparing and personally delivering handmade care packets to the homeless in downtown Jacksonville. He loved caring for his dogs, Rudy and Zeal, and was generous to both those who knew him and strangers alike. Joe regularly prayed Vespers at night, the Our Father, the Magnificat, and the Act of Contrition. 

Joe is survived by his parents, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Julia (Sexauer) Stanley, his siblings: Paul (Andrea), Christina (Matt) Blumenfeld, Ray (Caroline), Rita, and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The Rosary will be recited prior to the Mass at 10:00 a.m.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul s Catholic Church of Jacksonville Beach

523 Pablo Ave, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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