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“Dear Joe Mackey Family,I came across this framed photo which once hung in the Omni and had to pass it along to you. Our daughter Jacy was a Division...Read More »
1 of 58 | Posted by: Cindy Schulz - Middleburg Heights, OH

“Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To the Whole Mackey Family. Although It Has Been A Few Weeks Since His Passing, Joe's Thoughtfulness, Endless...Read More »
2 of 58 | Posted by: Tim Chown - Olmsted Twp., OH

“Mr. Mackey was a good guy. Unfortunately I had to visit his office for disciplinary issues too many times. Later on I got to know him better when I...Read More »
3 of 58 | Posted by: Bill Connolly - Irmo, SC

“I first met Joe Mackey as a freshmen at St Eds selling programs for the football games. He really encouraged me with his humor. I also helped him...Read More »
4 of 58 | Posted by: joe Peeper - Cleveland, OH

Triathlon “Joe,I will miss you. You were a good person with a huge heart!!! You gave me so much encouragement as I began my triathlon journey! I am sure you...Read More »
5 of 58 | Posted by: Greg Blatnik - OH

“There are so many words and memories I can say to express my gratitude for this amazing man. He is a huge reason why I am where I am today. Joe was...Read More »
6 of 58 | Posted by: David Schierbaum - Hinkley, OH

“so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Remember him and Carolyn from college days. Great couple..I know he will be missed. ”
7 of 58 | Posted by: Patricia Angelo/Cherry - Columbia, SC

“Joe was a old school good fella! His middle name should have workout! Mr. Omni ! Peace be with family. The Lombardo family ”
8 of 58 | Posted by: Nick Lombardo - Strongsville, OH

“Joe Mackey was a profoundly good man who blessed everyone he ever met. It was a wonder to see how deftly Joe could find someone's talent at Omni and...Read More »
9 of 58 | Posted by: Dalia Bloze - Strongsville, OH

“Mrs Mackey and entire Mackey Family, I was sad to hear the news of Mr. Mackey's passing. I wish I had the opportunity to tell Mr. Mackey before he...Read More »
10 of 58 | Posted by: Pat Malloy - Naperville, IL

I will always remember this gift “He was a one of a kind, a man's man, He was tough, fair, and compassionate. This world would be in a much better position if there were more people...Read More »
11 of 58 | Posted by: G. Scott Sindelar

“Carolyn, so sorry to hear! I really enjoyed knowing Joe in high school as well as the many fun times with Joe and his friends. They were all crazy...Read More »
12 of 58 | Posted by: Jeannie Metzler - Phoenix, AZ

“I had Mr. Mackey for Accounting at Saind Ed's. He was a Great Teacher and an even Better person!My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his entire...Read More »
13 of 58 | Posted by: Frank McAvinue - Lakewood, OH

“Mr Mackey was one of my favorite teachers at St. Edwards. Everyone respected him. He will be missed. ”
14 of 58 | Posted by: Kris Grauel - Knoxville, TN

“Mr. Mackey was one of God's best. I had him as a teacher when he was fresh out of college and have never forgotten him. Skip ReuscherSt. Vincent' s...Read More »
15 of 58 | Posted by: Skip Reuscher - Bluffton, SC

“My deepest sympathy to the Mackey families,Sincerely, ”
16 of 58 | Posted by: Carol Pettit - Doylestown, OH


17 of 58 | Posted by: Evelyn McFadden Farley - OH

“To Carolyn, My family and I lived next door to you in Akron on Brittain Rd. (Williams) I'm so sorry for your loss. Joe was a good man. I know too...Read More »
18 of 58 | Posted by: Mark Sky(Williams) - OH

“Dear Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man and loved by many. He will be remembered in my thoughts and daily...Read More »
19 of 58 | Posted by: Anne Berrodin - Bath ohio

“Our deepest sympathies to the Mackey family. ”
20 of 58 | Posted by: Donna & Fred Biacsi - OH

“Carolyn & beautiful family, Our prayers & thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Joe was a " class" guy & a " man" among men and...Read More »
21 of 58 | Posted by: Joan & Lou Perry - Wadsworth, OH

“One of the best people I have known in my life. I was a member at Naut. Parma & then followed Joe to Omni. Many prayers and comfort to Joe's family...Read More »
22 of 58 | Posted by: Nancy Scarcella - Independence, OH

“The ultimate eagle - RIP Joe! ”
23 of 58 | Posted by: David Hatgas - Dublin, OH

“My deepest sympathy to the Mackey family! Joe was blessed to have such an amazing family! I have always considered it a privilege to be a member of...Read More »
24 of 58 | Posted by: Carol Baca - Middleburg Heights, OH

“Joe Mackey was the ultimate Eagle - RIP. ”
25 of 58 | Posted by: Dave Hatgas - Dublin, OH

“What a great guy! So many memories of working out, first at P-town Nautilus and then at Omni. At Nautilus, back in the day, there weren't many...Read More »
26 of 58 | Posted by: Kathy O'Brien-Carter - Bath, OH

“With deepest sympathy as you remember Joe. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
27 of 58 | Posted by: Tom Scheatzle - Columbia, SC

“Wow how reading of how he touched everyone he knew sure brings me back to another lifetime. What can one say to comfort his loved ones? May God...Read More »
28 of 58 | Posted by: DE

“Mr. Mackey was an excellent teacher and I was blessed to have him as a mentor in my time at St. Edward. He would have me get up in front of our class...Read More »
29 of 58 | Posted by: Patrick Ryan - Cleveland, OH

“One would have a tough time finding a better person. I think most would agree Joe defined the term "a man's man!" He was and will forever be loved...Read More »
30 of 58 | Posted by: Anyone who ever worked out at the Omni

“Joe meant a lot to me over the years. I got to work for him at his clubs and to work out at his clubs. One of my first jobs was to close Nautilus...Read More »
31 of 58 | Posted by: Stephen Beckman - Naples, FL

“Mr. Joseph Mackey was my high school basketball coach, and one of a dozen or so men who had a profoundly positive impact on my life. I learned a...Read More »
32 of 58 | Posted by: Bill Patterson - Houston, TX

“My thoughts and prayers to the Mackey family. I am glad I had the chance to know him through Nautilus and Omni. He was a great man.and will be missed...Read More »
33 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Mackey family,Mr. Mackey changed my life in 1975 when he asked me if I might be interested in attending St. Edward H.S. He spoke about the...Read More »
34 of 58 | Posted by: Gary Sprecher - Avon

“It is always sad when the ones we love pass on. It is the oddest thing to understand or except that they are gone. I miss my dad and mom everyday...Read More »
35 of 58 | Posted by: Debbie Cherri - SC

“Joe,My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Your father was a great guy.Tony BudzikCromwell, CT ”
36 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“Joe My Dear Friend, I remember signing up to the Omni in mid 80s. I was out of shape and the thought of looking at you every day on that Stairmaster...Read More »
37 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Mackey Family,Our sincerest condolences. He had a positive impact on all he encountered and will certainly be missed.The Mahoney Family ”
38 of 58 | Posted by: - Medina, OH

“There's never been and never will be anyone like Mr. Mackey. He had a huge impact on my life and like so many others have said - his selflessness and...Read More »
39 of 58 | Posted by: Allison Lipinski - OH

“Joe Mackey - The face of Omni. He was the most dedicated, sweet, loving,honest person I knew. He was always there when you needed him.. Always...Read More »
40 of 58 | Posted by: Marcie Foley - Independece, OH

“It was a blessing in my life that I got to the Omni in the 1990's. I wound up doing the 7:00 sit up class for which I felt honored. Joe was the best....Read More »
41 of 58 | Posted by: Steve Check Jr - Brunswick Hills, OH

“What a gentleman! Upon entering his fitness palace, the perfect host greeted with a big smile and if time a warm chat. He had the gift of giving 100%...Read More »
42 of 58 | Posted by: Carise - Akron, OH

“My first boss at Parmatown nautilus. Great guy, learned a lot from him, still lifting.... so sorry for your families loss. ”
43 of 58 | Posted by: Steve Younger - SugarGrove, PA

“Very sorry to read this today. Sending a hug to you Joe and to your family Bart and Jen Bucci ”
44 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“Such respect for you, Joe, and so happy you were in our lives. You were such a positive force in our son Gabe's teen years and we are grateful for...Read More »
45 of 58 | Posted by: Sue Kriz - Parma, OH

“RIP Joe,new him for many yrs went to kindergarten at Jennings schooltogether Wonderful human being,family and wife May the angels b there to greet u...Read More »
46 of 58 | Posted by: patricia muster - CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH

“great man and thank you for all the Edsmen that needed that swat. You helped develop thousand of great America leaders.prayers to family and friends ”
47 of 58 | Posted by: rufus puckett - brunswick, OH

“Carolyn and Family,Prayers and deepest sympathy during this time.Patty Faloon ”
48 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“I really do not know where to begin , Mr. Mackey meant the world to me and my family. We have so many stories that we will treasure every day. The...Read More »
49 of 58 | Posted by: A friend

“What a wonderful man he was. So sorry for your loss. I used to cut Joe's hair in the back room at Omni...great memories.. ”
50 of 58 | Posted by: Christine Smith - north royalton, OH

“He was one of the great teachers I had at my 4 years at St. Ed's. Accounting and homeroom. He was pretty quiet to most of us but always treated us as...Read More »
51 of 58 | Posted by: John Purcell - Dallas, TX

“Prayers go to the Mackey family..you will be missed Joe! Thank you for the great memories at the Parmatown Nautilus and the Omni. I hope you are...Read More »
52 of 58 | Posted by: Lou Marich - Seven Hills, OH

“You will be missed Joe Mackey ! One of a kind man! Would help anyone with anything. Rest in peace Joe! ”
53 of 58 | Posted by: Tim Ali - Middleburg, OH

“I Remember In 1995 I Was Coaching A Parma Recreation Baseball Team Of 9 And 10 Year Olds Mr.Mackey Let Me Bring The Team To The Omni And Have A...Read More »
54 of 58 | Posted by: Edward Watkins - Brooklyn, OH

“Joe hired Dad (Howie Ferguson) at St. Ed's. I was maybe 9 yrs old. He was AWESOME!... I knew him for many years. He had an absolutely infectious...Read More »
55 of 58 | Posted by: jackie ferguson

“My husband, John Polifko aka Senile Strider, was always at the Omni and the Parmatown Nautilus. He and Joe had a great bond as did many people. His...Read More »
56 of 58 | Posted by: Jean Polifko - Parma, OH

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
57 of 58 | Posted by: Edward Watkins - Brooklyn, OH

“One of the finest people I've ever known. The best through and through. I'm truly fortunate to have known and worked with him for several years at...Read More »
58 of 58 | Posted by: Charlie Pinto


Joe was born on September 2, 1941 and passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017.

Joe was a resident of Ohio at the time of passing.

VISITATION SUNDAY 2-8PM at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 15822 PEARL RD, STRONGSVILLE. Mass of Christian Burial MONDAY 10AM at St. Colette Catholic Church, Brunswick. Interment Hope Memorial Gardens. www.jardinefh.com AUG 13. 02:00 PM - 08:00 PM Jardine Funeral Home 15822 Pearl Road Strongsville, OH, US, 44136 info@jardinefh.com http://www.jardinefh.com AUG 14. 10:00 AM St. Colette Church 330 West 130th Street Brunswick, OH, US http://www.stcolettechurch.com Funeral Mass begins.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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