Joseph M. Weemstein, 81, of Georgetown, passed away at home Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, just one day shy of his 82nd birthday.
He was born Aug, 4, 1940, in Lewes, the son of Isaac and Elizabeth Weemstein.
Joe was the proud owner and operator of the former Joe’s Paint and Body Shop and Joe’s Towing Inc., which he operated until his passing.
He was a very genuine, kindhearted, hardworking man who was known and loved by many. In addition to spending time with friends, he loved tinkering in the garage on his vintage cars and volunteering to tow at the local racetrack.
Joe’s bright, ornery smile and charismatic nature will be dearly missed. He loved to tell jokes or share a funny story. Joe never met a stranger, and was a trustworthy man who was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by death by his significant other, Ginger Lathbury.
Joe is survived by his daughter, Lynn Lafferty, his canine friend, Trey; as well as his special caregivers, friends, and many others who touched his life.
A visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, at Short Funeral Services, 416 Federal St., Milton, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s name may be made to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947
Online condolences may be submitted to shortfuneralservicesandcremation.com.