Willard Tan Joseph

02/10/1957 - 06/28/2024


Obituary For Willard Tan Joseph

Lima, Ohio

Willard Tan Joseph, age 67, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2024, at his home in Lima, Ohio surrounded by his family.

He was the adopted son of former Mayor Gene A. and Dr. Beverly L. Joseph, who preceded him in death.

Willard was on medical leave from FedEx where he worked in corporate sales in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to relocating back to Ohio recently.

A 1974 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School, Willard went on to graduate with a BA from Bluffton College (University) and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

Fulfilling a lifelong ambition, Willard became the owner of the Lima Lincoln Mercury dealership prior to relocating to Nevada.

A private family service is planned.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  • 07/02/2024

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Willard....prayers for all of you. Kelly O'Loughlin

  • 06/30/2024

    Sorry to hear the passing of Willard. May He rest in Peace in the Arms of the LORD/ Alice Winter

  • 06/30/2024

    I'm so very grateful to have known Willard and so sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family for the loss of this fine gentleman. He will be greatly missed.

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