Joseph ‘Joe’ Paul Mendel Jr., 63, DJ Contracting, Joe Mendel Builders of Yorktown owner

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Joseph “Joe” Paul Mendel Jr.
Joseph “Joe” Paul Mendel Jr.

Joseph “Joe” Paul Mendel Jr. died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the age of 63.

Joe was a native of Hampton and was a lifelong Peninsula resident. He graduated from Kecoughtan High School, class of 1971. Joe was the owner and operator of former DJ Contracting and Joe Mendel Builders of Yorktown. He was an avid hunter and member of Moonlight Hunt Club. He also enjoyed fishing and building and riding motorcycles. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and Papa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph P. Mendel Sr. and Georgette Marie Mendel; his first wife, Dorothy Mendel; and an infant daughter, Victoria Mendel.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Laura Michele Mendel; his daughters, Jennifer Douglas (Graham), of Gloucester, Adrian Johnson (Jason), of Gloucester, Megan Rosa, of Newport News, April Dawn Bright (Mark), of Virginia Beach and Jessica Promersberger (Adam), of Gloucester; a brother, Lloyd Mendel, of Hampton; grandchildren, Kendall “Mendel” Douglas, Kaela Johnson, Evan Johnson, Preston Settle, Collin Brock, Jacob Rosa, Joseph Rosa, Colton Bright and Carson Promersberger; and special friends Mike Keesee, Jay Kiser and Robert and Susan Long and many others.

A service of life celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Graton. The family will receive friends following the service.

The family would like to give a special thank-you to the ICU Unit at Mary Immaculate Hospital for all the care and support to Joe and his family during this time.

Memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Amory Funeral Home.

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