Ivan (Joe) Cathel, age 77 of Orient, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 in Mt. Carmel West, Columbus. He was born August 3, 1935 in Pickaway County, Ohio. The son of the late Emert and Mary (Lemay) Cathel.
Joe was a retired custodian for the Westfall School District; member of the Harrisburg United Methodist Church; lifetime member of Harrisburg K of P Lodge #470; lifetime member of Harrisburg VFW Post # 11208; an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Preceded in death by his daughter, JoLynn Davis (Dec. 10, 2012); brothers Robert and Dick Cathel; sister Marilyn Scaggs.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 49 years, Barbara (Morehart) Cathel; granddaughter, Sarah Davis; grandson, AJ Davis; great-granddaughter, Bella; son-in-law, Michael Davis; sister, Judy Staten; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. Rev. Edwin Martin officiating with the interment following in Pleasant Cemetery.
A luncheon will be served at the Harrisburg United Methodist Church following the graveside committal. All are welcome. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 9th from 4 – 8 pm at the funeral home. Family suggest casual wear.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg United Methodist Church or to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences to www.tiddfuneralservice.com.