Joseph Wheeler

July 4, 1973December 30, 2017
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Mr. Joseph L. Wheeler, age 44 of Hannawa Falls, NY passed away very suddenly on December 30th at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 6th at the Knapp Station Community Church with Rev. Lee Sweeney celebrant. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 1-4 pm with service immediately following. A luncheon will follow the service at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club, Cemetery Road, Norfolk. Contributions in his memory can be made to aide his young son, Alex, in care of Mary Wheeler, 903 County Route 34 Potsdam. Condolences on line can be shared Joe is survived by his son Alexander Wheeler of Hannawa Falls; his mother Mary Wheeler of Potsdam; sisters Pamela (Brian) Delosh and Barbara “Kady” (Aaron) Clothier of Parishville and Marcy (Duane “Toby”) Taylor of Potsdam; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Gary W. Wheeler. Mr. Joseph L. Wheeler was born on July 4, 1973 in Potsdam, NY to Gary and Mary (Dixson) Wheeler. He was a 1991 graduate of Potsdam Central High School. He proudly served 4 years in the United States Army. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to the north country that he loved. He was an all-around outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and riding his Harley Davidson. He enjoyed spending time with his whole family. He had a truly special bond with his son Alex. He taught him all of the outdoor activities that he himself loved. Joe was currently working as a technician at Corning. He had over 20 years of service. He was a member of the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club and the Amvets in Colton.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 6, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 6, 2018

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Vicky Murphy

January 17, 2018

It was with deep regret that I read of Joe's passing. I worked with Joe at Corning and always enjoyed our conversations. I know he loved his son very much and got to meet him when he was very young. So sad to hear that he has left us. He will be missed.

Donna Stiles

January 5, 2018

So sorry for your loss, what a great guy and a friend to everyone. I worked with Joe at Corning, always willing to lend a hand and help his fellow coworkers. He talked about Alex a lot, I know he was an awesome Dad. I will always remember him as a happy go lucky guy with a huge smile and a heart of gold. We will miss you my friend..

Phillip Swinyer

January 4, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss Marry and family. Joe was one of my favorite people to be around.Joe was such a nice person and down to earth .and an excellent father.He will be missed so much.

January 3, 2018

sorry Mary and families for your loss, Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

January 3, 2018

sorry Mary and families for your loss, Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

Jack Carroll

January 3, 2018

Sorry to see that Joe has passed. I worked with him at Corning for a few years. Always had a smile and a great work ethic. My condolences to his son and family.

Ed & Shelly LaRose

January 3, 2018

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He will definitely be missed by many. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.

January 2, 2018

I'm sure that there are no words that adequately express the sadness you are experiencing now. I'm shocked to hear of Joe's passing. So young. I haven't seen Joe in years in person only in passing his work in progress in Hannawa. But by chance Ken and I (Jill) got to see and talk to Joe at Wally World on the 29th. HAPPY & SMILING as always and a chuckle. I also work at Corning not for a year or so. Joe was always there and eager to help even if it was not in the department he was in. Joe had vast knowledge of many departments at Corning. We also spent a bit of time OK more than a bit talking and swapping hunting or fishing tales. JOE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. Corning, friends, family & others. Again so Sorry for the loss of Joe Wheeler. My thoughts go out to all that were touched by Joe.

Ken & Jill Chase (Colton ,NY)

Kristina Musmeci

January 2, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't seen all of you in years now, remember Joe spending time with us as kids.

Daniel & Peggy Simmons

January 2, 2018

Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great guy. I worked with Joe for many years at Corning. Prayers during this difficult time.