Joseph A. Humphries Jr., IBM retiree

August 4, 2013

Joseph A. Humphries Jr., of Georgetown, 64,  passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes.

Joseph was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Joseph A. Sr. and Kathleen (McGinnis) Humphries.

He worked in sales with IBM for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Joseph graduated from St. Anthony’s High School and served in the Marine Air Reserves during the Vietnam War.  He was a fan of the Washington Redskins and Nationals and enjoyed fishing, birds, gardening and hiking.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lynn Marie (Butler) Humphries; two children, Debbie Price and husband Milt and Joseph Humphries, III and wife Allison; five grandchildren, Joseph Humphries IV, Matthew Price, Christina Price, Violet Humphries and Atticus Humphries; siblings, Jim Humphries (Candy), Mary Landolt (Tom), Ed Humphries (Irene), JoAnn Davidson (Frank) and John Humphries; mother-in-law, Audrey Butler and the late Edward Butler; brothers and sisters-in-law: Joan Boswell and the late Tom Boswell, Ed Butler (Donna) and Caryl Gross.  He is also survived by his two canine friends, Duchess and Maggie.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, 609 E. Market St., Georgetown, with visitation after 1 p.m.  

Flowers are accepted or contributions can be made to Beebe Medical Center, Cardiac Care Department, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958.