Joseph A. Early

June 1, 1945 ~ March 8, 2021 (age 75)


Joseph A. Early, 75, passed away on March 5, 2021. He was born June 1, 1945 in Akron to the late Leonard and Danica Early. He retired from Firestone Tire & Rubber and was a member of the Akron Club of the Deaf and the Canton Silent Club. He enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie and bowling, including membership in the National Bowling Hall of Fame.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Bernard (Rebekkah) Early, Joseph (Vanessa) Early, and Kimball (Mandy) Early; sister, Joyce Marino; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and close childhood friends, Dave Herbert and Ron Eldridge.

The family gives special thanks to Mary Frase for her loving care of Dad.

The family will greet friends for a time of remembrance at Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd., Akron, Ohio 44319 on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Inurnment in Clinton, IL.

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March 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bacher Funeral Home
3326 Manchester Rd
Akron, OH 44319

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