Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home

6131 St Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Joseph E. Szalay Jr.

12 February , 194331 May , 2019

Joseph “Joe” E. Szalay Jr., 76, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019. Mr. Szalay Jr., was born on February 12, 1943 in Manhattan, New York to the late Joseph E. Szalay Sr. and Veronica Murphy. He graduated from High School in New York and then continued his education at a college in New York. Joe worked a diesel technician for over 25 years. He loved animals. Joe was very active within animal rescue and saving greyhounds. Survivors include his wife, Pat McDougall, daughters; Desiree Abboud, Germaine Link, and Tamy (Greg) Calhound, 5 grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Terry Hamilton and Maria Sherron. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11am with calling one hour prior from 10am-11am at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the ASPCA. To sign the onlineguestbook, visit www.hockeyemermillerfh.com




  • Calling Saturday, 8 June , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 8 June , 2019


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Loretta Fitzgerald

7 June 2019

We loved Joe's wonderful sense of humor. No matter how bad my day, I could always pull up a Facebook post from his page and laugh and share with Bill. The comparison from animal to human behavior just left me smiling. However, the last post was beautiful. Breathtaking in fact. It made me think...Joe you are there. You are there with all the wonderful things you love. Rest well in peace Joe. Thank you for the smiles.