Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary and the Faigley family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of the recent death of Joseph. He was an incredible gift in all facets to our educational sphere as well as a humble grounded servant to the overall needs of those he was so entrusted with. There will continue to be many times of personal reflection of past, present and well into the future of the appreciation of Joseph's work and talents in being a key springboard into the successes and richness of my life's journey...and how his legacy will continue to be a hidden treasure in crafting the goodness and formation into future generations.
As a spouse, thank you for your service in the educational arena and formation of our youth...and thank you for helping foster and support Joseph in becoming an all important and living part of our lives.

I will finish with how scripture so succinctly comes to fruition with the richness that Mr. Faigley brought daily to his students:

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit."
John 12:24

Posted by Gregory Ganser - Canton, OH   October 28, 2016

Dear Mary,
I am so saddened to hear of Joe's death. I know he was a wonderful person and a dedicated educator. Please know that I'll be praying that God will hold you in His hands of comfort as you heal your heart. May God bless and keep you.
Linda Wright

Posted by A friend   October 16, 2016

I graduated with Joe in 1966 from Lehman High School. I remember him as a very nice, and very smart student. He was never aloof and always mixed in with all of us. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. May God give him rest from his troubles and strength to get his family through this very hard time.

Posted by Chris Christopher-Gonzales - North Canton, OH   October 16, 2016

Dear Mary Evelyn,
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and, loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

My deepest sympathies,
Michele (Micki) Bretz-Hysong

Posted by Michele Hysong - Massillon, OH   October 16, 2016

John, my condolences for your loss.

Posted by Ed Breyfogle    October 16, 2016

Joe was one of my best friends at Lehman High. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by Tom Stephan - Stow, OH   October 15, 2016

He was truly an icon among educators. I was blessed to have him as a teacher at St Thomas and Walsh. The passion for history came through every class. I'm sure he's cheering for the tribe from the best seat in the house. You will be missed but will live on in memories.

Posted by Dru Rhodes    October 14, 2016


My deepest sympathy. You and Joe were always my favorite teachers and I will always cherish the memory of being the Guest Book Attendant at your wedding. This marvelous man will be missed.

Posted by Stefanie Coletti - Canton, OH   October 14, 2016

Dear Mary, Jeff, Becky, Robbie, Mariana and I are truly sorry for your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a good friend to me and a wonderful teacher to my children. May your faith gives you strength to endure such a lost. My love always.

Posted by Rocio Hoerr - Chicago - coworker   October 13, 2016

Posted by Rocio Hoerr - Chicago, IL - coworker   October 13, 2016