Martin Funeral & Cremation

550 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO


Joseph Leo Haber

November 18, 1942December 27, 2019

Joseph Leo Haber, passed away at his home on December 27, 2019. He was 77. Joseph was born on November 18, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Nicholas and Adeline (Ziarra) Haber. He spent his childhood in Pennsylvania and Florida, and in 1958 he graduated from Saint John the Apostle School in Hialeah, Florida. In 1964, he joined the US Navy, and was honorably discharged after six months. Joseph married Sharon Whadford, and after their divorce he went on to marry Anita Hall, who predeceased him in 2001. Joseph was a bridge operator for the government, and later worked in investments. He lived in Paonia for a time, then settled in Fruita where he spent the last 35 years. Joseph was a sports car enthusiast, and even spent some time as a race car driver. He also loved airplanes, sci-fi, and was interested in new technology. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. Joseph is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Mark) Coulter of Indian Head, Maryland; sons, Charles (Ginger) Haber of Golden, and Leo (Marci) Haber of Fruita; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents; daughter, Samanthia Haber; wife, Anita Haber; and one sister. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 9 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita. The rosary begins at 10 am, and the funeral mass is at 11 am. A committal service will follow at New Elmwood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Rosary Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 10, 2020

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