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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association (donatenow.heart.org) in Joe’s memory.

Joseph Martin Lueck

24 septiembre , 195930 enero , 2020

Joseph Martin Lueck, Age 60, of Rochester Hills, MI (formerly a longtime resident of Eastpointe, Michigan, passed away January 30, 2020.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 24, 1959. Joseph Lueck graduated from St. Veronica's Catholic Church grade school and Notre Dame High School. He then went on to attend the University of Detroit Mercy acquiring his Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration and his MBA.

He was married to Kathryn Lynn Starr on November 6, 1999.

Joe had a lifelong career with the Telcom Credit Union and its industry affiliates. He initiated development of the marketing function for Telcom credit union helping it to grow to a $446 million full-service institution serving 31,000+ members. He created marketing promotional materials and financial reports, authored press releases for all multi-media channels, research, and satisfaction surveys, etc. to improve the credit union industry using his marketing management leadership to enhance member growth and satisfaction always to the benefit of credit union member-owners and bottom line member advocacy.

Joe served as Chairman of the joint Credit Union Metropolitan Area Advertising Council (CUMAAC). He developed a unique partnership for fundraising efforts to support the local Detroit area division of the Salvation Army Bed & Breakfast Program serving to provide food and shelter for the hungry and less fortunate in the Detroit area.

Joe had a passion for all Detroit sports teams - the Tigers, Red Wings, Lions, and Pistons. He was an avid softball pitcher for over thirty years playing and organizing many Oakland/Macomb/Wayne softball team games. He had fun tossing the ceremonial first pitch at the Detroit Tigers Baseball Stadium aand attending baseball games for its members as part of an ad council sponsorship. He was awarded the best member newsletters in Michigan for largest asset class from the Michigan Credit League trade association.

He enjoyed golf with his brothers and family festivities. He loved being by the water at the Detroit River watching the freighters pass by on the beaches of Marine City, MI and Port Lambton, Ontario Canada. He loved vacationing in Traverse City and traveling the state of Michigan. He enjoyed walking the Riverside Parks of Auburn Hills, MI; swimming with the dolphins at the Discovery Cove Island and Nokemis Beach in Florida, the New Mexico mountains of Ruidoso and Albuquerque and snow skiing in Colorado and visiting other family in South Carolina. He also enjoyed gardening and was very proud of his many varieties of tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers and peppers.

Joe is survived by his wife, Kathryn Starr; brother Mike Lueck (Kate); brother Thomas Lueck (Kathy); brother Jim (Genny); brother Bob (Colleen); sister Mary Jo Ochylski (Mike); sister-in-law Jacque Starr Newman, (Tony) and their children Ashley and Stephen; mother-in-law Kay Starr; brother-in-law Ron Starr (Pam) and his four sons, Andrew, Brandon, Dominic and Joshua and 19 more nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Mary J. Lueck (Hughes); father, Miles Joseph Lueck and his father-in-law, James Lynn Starr.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 am at St. Veronica's Catholic Church at 21440 Universal Dr., Eastpointe, MI on Friday, February 7th, 2020. Family and friends will meet at 9:30 am in the vestibule at the back of St. Veronica church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association in his honor.

His last gift was to the Michigan Donor Registry to the Gift of Life, Ann Arbor, Michigan to possibly serve Cancer and burn victims. etc. We will miss his beautiful smile and blue eyes and his ability to make people laugh.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.pixleyfh.com for the Lueck and Starr families.


  • Memorial Gathering viernes, 7 febrero , 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service viernes, 7 febrero , 2020
  • Memorial Luncheon viernes, 7 febrero , 2020


Joseph Martin Lueck


Kay Starr

6 febrero , 2020

Praying all your favorite sports heroes will be welcoming you into their heavenly arena. Lots of love, Mama Kay

Debbie Hall

6 febrero , 2020

Kathylyn, my heart aches for you during this difficult time. Joe and you have been such kind friends. The wonderful memory that comes to mind is when Joe met up with us at dinner and seeing you face light up at his arrival. You're in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and love.

Stephen Newman

6 febrero , 2020

Uncle Joe. You were an uncle by law to my sister Ashley and I. We both loved your holiday visits down to Albuquerque. You were a strong man and so devoted to your wife, family and don't forget your sports teams! It was you who took me to my first baseball game and taught me victory is sweet even in the cheap seats. You were a lover of music and pool halls. You taught me a lot of what I know about both. You always got laughs with your quick and whitty jokes. We will all miss you, but you will never be forgotten.

Jacque Newman

6 febrero , 2020

Lions, Red Wings, Tigers, and Cats! You loved them all! I’ll miss your enthusiastic sports reports for sure, but even more your tender heart! It takes a SPECIAL GUY to warm the heart of a ferrel cat (or 2)! Thanks for sharing your tender heart with my loving sister! To Kathylyn and Joe’s HUGE LOVING family...may your DEEP pain and sadness soon be overcome with beautiful memories of love and life shared! Joe is LOVED! Joe is MISSED! Love and prayers to all!

Kevin Guldi

6 febrero , 2020

Kathylyn, it is with great sorrow that I learned about Joe earlier this week. It was always a pleasure to have the two of you join the group for the Fourth of July celebration in Clawson each year. Such great memories of the two of you on the 4th and at the other gatherings with our CALL friends. May God bless you and stay close to you during the coming days. Kevin

Steve Norvell

4 febrero , 2020

Kathylyn, words cannot begin to express my heavy heart with Uncle Joe's passing. One of my best memories of Uncle Joe is how he described meeting you on his plane trip to Maggie (niece) & Ian's wedding in Telluride. His eyes sparkled with excitement and we both knew he was in love, smitten and so happy! Emily and I were lucky to have Uncle Joe visit us in San Diego and experience first hand Uncle Joe's appreciation for "all you can eat crab legs". What a fun night and a blessing for me to get to know our Uncle Joe. Your loss is shared amongst us all, may Uncle Joe RIP. Steve

Emily Norvell

4 febrero , 2020

Dear Kathylyn, my heart is heavy for your loss, and with you now, and always, as we grieve. Uncle Joe was always so fun and kind to me, and always made me feel very special. The love that he, my Dad and all of my Aunts and Uncles have for one another is truly remarkable, and has always given me incredible strength, comfort and pride. I love you,

Pat and Mary Hughes

4 febrero , 2020

Sending our love and prayers, Kathylynn and all of Joe’s family. Someone as special as Joe will never be forgotten.....we each have our special memories.
Our hearts are with all of you.
With love,
Pat and Mary


4 febrero , 2020

my sister tammy and I attended their wedding 20 some years ago.. a great time... also they attended sacred heart church on Saturdays.. nice memories. our deepest condolences Kathyln. we will keep you in our prayers...

Susie Simpson

2 febrero , 2020

Joe and I worked together years ago at Telcom Credit Union. I considered him a good friend and co-worker and am saddened by his passing.