Joseph Emil Thomas Haberl, Jr.
Joseph Emil Thomas Haberl, Jr passed away on May 28th, 2021 at Tampa General Hospital with his loving wife, Linda by his side. Joseph was born in October 16th, 1944 to Joseph Thomas Haberl and Silvia Jean in Babylon, Long Island, New York.
He stayed in Babylon for his childhood, graduating from Babylon High School. Joe then married the love of his life, Linda Hayles. This month marked their 53rd wedding anniversary. Joe was drafted into the Army and completed his advanced infantry training at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas before serving two years in the Signal Corps in Korea. After his honorable service, the family moved to Califon, NJ and Joe attended Rutgers University studying economics. He became a purchasing agent eventually retiring as the Director of Purchasing. He had many loves and interests including drag racing his Corvette in his youth, golfing, relaxing on the beach, gardening, watching and collecting films, and he had a secret love for baking. He was known by those who loved him as a quiet, kind gentleman, never having a bad thing to say about others.
He is remembered and survived by his wife, Linda, his son and his wife, Stephen and Susan; his daughter and her partner, Jennifer and Sean; his five grandchildren, Emma, Megan, Catherine, Benjamin and Olivia and the beloved family dog, Murphy.
The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the wonderful care given by Dr. Weston and his staff at Tampa General Hospital. No services will be offered at this time, but memorial contributions can be name in Joseph Haberl’s name to Feline Urban Rescue and Rebab in Phillipsburg, NJ, a cause near to the family’s heart.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.