Alvin C. Joslyn Jr., 83
Westborough - Alvin C. “Joe” Joslyn Jr., 83, of Westborough, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at home, surrounded by his loving wife, his family, and his special nurse, “Leigh.” He was the husband of Bernice A (Rose) Joslyn.
Born in Greenfield, he was the son of the late Alvin and Hazel (Stevens) Joslyn and a graduate of Greenfield High School. During the Korean conflict, he served with the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
He was a manufacturers agent and owner of the Joslyn Brothers, Joslyn & Hynes, and Joslyn & Sons Companies.
Joe’s achievements include: The Master Salesman Award and Grand Cross of Color.
He was a life member of the Northwood-Ancient Craft Lodge #551 in Royal Oak, Michigan, and has been a resident of Westborough for 50 years.
Joe was a friend of Bill W. and a 34-year member of the Barber Shop Group of Hopkinton. He was an avid outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bernice; his four children, Melvin Joslyn and his wife, Nancy, of Alfred, Maine, Kenneth Joslyn and his wife, Laura of Shrewsbury, Alvin Joslyn, III and his wife, Brenda of Chicopee and Patricia Sanchioni and her partner, Roger Rouleau of Newbury, VT; nine grandchildren, Keith, Kilee, Doug, John, Mark, Casey, Timothy, Daniel and Holly; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Myron “John” Joslyn.
His funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m., in the Sunderland Congregational Church, 91 South Main St., Sunderland. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the North Sunderland Cemetery. The Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 350 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01604 or Commonwealth Hematology/Oncology, ATTN: Jennifer Woodbury, 299 Lincoln St., Suite 100, Worcester. MA 01605.
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