Joseph J. Claus

July 1, 1929July 29, 2013

CLAUS, Joseph J.

84, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away July 29, 2013 at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. He was born July 1, 1929 in Broad Channel, New York, the son of John Phillip and Mary “Keller” Claus. He moved to Florida in 1976 from Medford, New York.

Joe was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was Past Commander of VFW Post 2937 in Medford, New York, and a member of VFW Post 4236 of Madeira Beach, Florida and the American Legion.

Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen E. Claus and sisters, Catherine Kane, Elizabeth McGratten, Ann Sanderson, Gertrude Burrows, and Loretta Burke. He is survived by daughters, Chris Claus, Tori Claus, and Judy Claus-Anghelescu, and grandchildren, Matt Trombly and Desiree Anghelescu.

Funeral services with Military Honors will be held 3:00 pm August 2, 2013 at Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home in Seminole, Florida, where interment will follow in Garden Sanctuary Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the services at 2:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home, 7950 131st St. Seminole, FL 33776 / 727-391-0121


  • Visitation Friday, August 2, 2013
  • Military Honors Friday, August 2, 2013

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August 2, 2013

Judy and family,
We are thinking of you and your loss. Remember the wonderful times you had with your father. They will carry you though this time of sorrow and in the future.
Larry and Linda Trout

August 2, 2013

Our sympathies are with you. Uncle Joe loved his three girls with all of his heart and always wanted the best for them. That love extended to his grandchildren. I looked up to him as a big brother, and called him Uncle Junior; I will miss him. Bill Kane

He always had a joke for me face-to-face and voice-to-voice; he loved to make people laugh. I will miss him, too. Ann Kane

Carole Hart

August 2, 2013

My thoughts are with you Chris

August 2, 2013

Chris, Tori, Judy and Family.
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know of the rough times he's had in the past but somehow always got through them with dignity.
Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn Slaughter

August 1, 2013

Sweet Uncle Joe - So many fond memories
of Broad Channel and Medford. Your
sisters are all waiting for you. Love
from my family to yours. Pat Burrows Foster

Bob & Mary Ann Burrows

August 1, 2013

Chris,Tori, Judy, and families. We send our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved father. We know he went through so many rough times in his life, but he always was able to smile. He loved his daughters with all his heart. May the memories of all your good times together help you through this difficult time. May he rest in peace. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

August 1, 2013

Dear Judy, So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Carol DiBenedetto

Tori Claus

July 31, 2013

Heaven has gained another Angel. RIP Dad. I love you and miss you.

July 30, 2013

So sorry for you loss.
Doug and Denise Wilson
Paxton and Casey

Patrick Danford

July 30, 2013

Tori, Chris and family I am sorry for your loss.