Joseph "Joe" Mesarich Obituary

Joseph "Joe" Edward Michael Mesarich

November 27, 1944 - December 2, 2019
Born in Youngstown, Ohio
Resided in Bend, Oregon


On December 2, 2019 Joseph Edward Mesarich, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. Joe was born on November 27, 1944 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Stephen Sr. and Mary (Mele) Mesarich. Before meeting his wife, Joe served in the Army from 1962-1965. He married Sandra L. Booher in 1968 and they lived in Struthers, Ohio before moving to Bend, Oregon in 1979. After moving to Bend, Joe began working for Eberhard’s Dairy in 1979 until 1990 when he began his career with the Bend LaPine School District until his retirement in 2013.

Spending time with his grandchildren was a favorite activity for Joe. He just enjoyed hanging out with them and cheering them on in their sporting events. Another favorite activity was going to casinos and chatting with people and playing the slot machines. Volunteering was important to Joe and most recently he spent as much time as he could at the local Bend Meals on Wheels delivering meals as well as cooking meals. Volunteering brought him much joy.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Sandra, his three children: Michele Gottschalk, of Bend; Sean (and Madeline) Mesarich of Bend; Kelly (and Travis) Olson of Alaska. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his brother Stephen Jr. Mesarich of Austintown, Ohio; his sister Carol Murphy of Streetsboro, Ohio; and his sister Mary Ann Salmon of Youngstown, Ohio.

Please, in lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Bend Meals on Wheels (373 NW Greenwood, Bend, Oregon 97701).




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Baird Funeral Home - Bend
2425 NE Tweet Pl
Bend, OR US 97703