Joseph Molesky

Joseph T. Molesky

1934 - 2014

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Obituary of Joseph Molesky

Joseph T. Molesky Jr., 79, of Vermilion, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Amherst Manor Retirement Community after a 6 year illness.

Joseph was born October 15, 1934 in Wakeman. He had been a Vermilion resident since 1967.

He attended Ohio State University. Joe had worked as a car salesman, worked for a finance company, and was the manager of the Oberlin Credit Bureau. He owned and operated Cider Mill Farm, Orchard and Vineyard.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Vermilion Knights of Columbus where he was past Grand Knight and past District Deputy. He was a 4th Degree Knight and was past Faithful Navigator. He enjoyed bowling with the Knights of Columbus and going to flea markets.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne Molesky (nee Steffan) of Vermilion; daughters, Theresa (Mark) Desko of Mantua, OH, Angela (Jack) Nickels of Austin, TX, Melanie Molesky of Vermilion; sons, Stan (Joanna) Molesky of Ashville, NC and Thomas Molesky of Capetown, South Africa; brothers, Louis (Rosie) Molesky of Wakeman, Robert (Marianne ) Molesky of Bellflower, CA, and, Michael Molesky of Santa Cruz, CA and sisters, Genevieve Bernier, Green Valley, Arizona, Jean (Charles) Martin, Norwalk, Arleen Molesky, Green Valley, Arizona and Kathy Culp, Savannah, Georgia

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret (nee Kuburcik) Molesky and sister, Mary Ramsey.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 pm to 8 pm at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion OH. The Knights of Columbus will provide an honor guard and say the Rosary at 7 p.m.. Prayers will be said at the funeral home Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:30 am. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion. Father Ron Brickner will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Wakeman.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped P.O. Box 162 Vermilion, OH 44089.

Online condolences may be made at


January 29, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South Street Vermilion , OH 44089

Prayers at the funeral home

January 30, 2014 10:30 AM Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South Street Vermilion, OH 44089

Mass of Christian Burial

January 30, 2014 11:00 AM Riddle Funeral Home 5345 South Street Vermilion , OH 44089


January 30, 2014 12:15 PM Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Wakeman , OH