OBITUARY

Joseph Richard Usalis Jr.

December 6, 1945March 20, 2013

Joseph “Joe” Richard Usalis, 67, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at his home in Harrison, Tn. He was born on December 6, 1945 in Chicago, IL to Joseph R. Usalis, Sr. and Blanch Petak Usalis.

Joe grew up in Chicago, IL. He graduated from Grant High School in Ingleside, IL. He attended University of Illinois, Carthage University and Lake Forest College and Northern Illinois University. He held a Masters Degree in Business and a Masters Degree in Accounting. He began work for International Harvestor Division, Dresser, and Kamotsu. During his professional career he held several positions of leadership as Construction Division Controller and Project Manager. He recently retired after 45 years of dedicated service in 2012.

He was a member of St. Bedes Catholic Church in Ingleside, IL. He attended First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tn. Joe was an avid Chicago sports fan of Chicago Bear, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Black Hawks and Chicago Bulls. He also enjoyed boating, fast cars, traveling, movies especially westerns and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of River City Corvette Club where he served as board member.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Blanch Usalis.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Evelyn Wright Usalis of Harrison, Tn.; his son, Jason Usalis and fiancée Valerie Vazquez of Spring Grove, IL; daughters; Brenda (Josh) Horn of Litchfield, IL; Jenny (Mike) Randall of Chicago, IL; also three grandchildren Noah Horn, Chloe Horn, and Sam Horn. Countless friends and neighbors. Also, his special companions; Dusty and River his beloved cats of sixteen years.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00pm at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until time of service on Saturday, March 23. The service will begin at 7:00 pm in the North Chapel with Reverend Tom Wickes.

Burial at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL .

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist, North Chapel, 5401 Hwy 153, Hixson, TN, 37343. Please share your thoughts and Memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com

Services

  • Funeral service Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, March 23, 2013
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March 26, 2013

We are very sadden to hear of Joe's passing. We will cherish the memories. May the family take comfort in knowing that he is at peace and watching over them.

Ray Chevrolet

March 23, 2013

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Bill Chimley

March 22, 2013

My thoughts are with Joe's family, he was a great asset to Komatsu and to those whose life he touched. He will be missed.

March 22, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

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