OBITUARY

Joseph Patrick McNamara

March 27, 1954March 4, 2019
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Joseph “Joe” Patrick McNamara, 64, of Bondurant, IA, formerly of Newton, IA, passed away at his home Monday, March 4, 2019. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m., until 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First Street Ankeny, Iowa 50023). A memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m., at Ankeny Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Joseph was born March 27, 1954, in Waterloo, IA, to Paul and Dorothy (Simons) McNamara. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo. Joe worked for many years at the Newton Correctional Facility, retiring in 2017.

In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, fishing and listening to music. Joe was a lifelong fan of the Cubs, Bears and Iowa Hawkeyes. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, who lovingly called him “Papa”.

Joseph is survived by his three daughters: Jamie (Adam) Petersen of Ankeny, Katie McNamara of Ankeny, and Anna McNamara (Nate Nessan) of Des Moines; three grandchildren: Hayden, Cameron and Max; wife, Sarah Zaruba; sisters, Bonnie (Ron) Messingham of Waterloo, Norma Byrd of Beloit, WI, and Barbara Richter of Springfield, MO; brothers, Paul McNamara of Waterloo, Nick (Terrie) McNamara of Waterloo, Don (Diane) McNamara of Waterloo, William McNamara of Waterloo and Richard (Melba) McNamara of Burlingame, KS and one step daughter, Bailey. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul R. McNamara and mother, Dorothy Lillian McNamara.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joe Revell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Mackerman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Warnick "Hulk", Honorary Pallbearer
  • Paul Pearson, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joseph Patrick McNamara

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Craig Nessan

March 9, 2019

Prayers for family and friends.

Terry Slifer

March 7, 2019

Joe was a great guy always ready to help when needed. We shared many laughs. I will truly miss him.

Paul n Susan pearson

March 7, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the passing of a good friend , Paul worked with Joe for many years at CRC and they remained good friends since then , he was and always has been a true loyal friend and was always ready to help in any way , I remember years back when Joes car was needing to be fixed , Paul n him talked and Paul said he could borrow our truck to get back n forth to work ..of course me being a wife was like leery of this whole idea but we drove the truck up to him and I know how that truck looked on the inside when we dropped it off ...anyway Joe had the truck a few weeks until he got his car so we all met up and got the truck back and let me tell you , that truck looked liked it was brand spankin new cleaned inside and out like a brand new ride , that was just Joe his way to show his appreciation , he was always just a good soul and I know he will be missed and I know Paul will miss all their talks and there was many ,, our deepest sympathy to all his loved ones may God comfort you thru this very rough time , with love for good friend ~sincerely Paul n Susan Pearson ~~

Karen Bibb-Pierce

March 7, 2019

So sorry to hear the loss of , Joe. You have my blessings and sympathy. Also thinking of your family and may they remember the great memories with all your brothers and sister. We as cousins remember going to Grandma Simons and there were so many of us kids just having fun!!!
May you Rest in Peace and the Good Lord is by your side.
Sincerely, Karen Kussatz Bibb Pierce

Shirley Tuttle

March 6, 2019

I am a cousin and I live in New York! I just wanted to send my condolences to the family. I didn’t know Joe as well as I did some of his other bothers and sister who are wonderful people. May you be comforted that Joe is with God and that he is in a Peaceful place! God Bless !🙏💕

RAY LEONARD

March 5, 2019

Joe and i worked together for many year at CRC...Cant tell ya how many times we played jokes on each other and laughed alot. I have nothing but fond memories and was so sad to hear of his passing today. I am in Georgia at a grandsons Army graduation so am unable to attend funeral but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Bless

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