Joseph Anthony Pope, 82, Vero Beach

Joseph Anthony Pope, 82, died June 7, 2011, at Royal Palm Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Vero Beach.

He was born in Elizabeth, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach since 2002, coming from Cranford, N.J.

Before retirement, he was a sales manager for Owens-Illinois and Lily Tulip.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was of the Catholic faith.

He graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J.

Survivors include his daughters, Joan Pope, of Vero Beach, Terry Pope, of Pawleys Island, S.C., and Ronnie Bowles, of Califon, N.J.; sons, Chris Pope, of Golden, Colo., and Joseph Pope Jr., of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Pope.

Memorial contributions may be to the VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

A memorial Mass will be conducted later.

Arrangements are by Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

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