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“Lil, and Family; Please accept our deepest sorrow for your loss. We will keep Joseph in our prayers. Please remember the smile and the good times. ...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: James & Gail Timpa - MI

“Cindy, I'm so sorry for the loss you and your children are going through. I was unable to attend the visitation, but would like to give you a great...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Jacqueline Sanchez - MI - Friend

“What a wonderful man that impacted each person he met. Joe was charismatic, kind, generous. He had such a great sense of humor. The world will not...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Sarah Piccinini - Washington, MI

“We are so sadden to hear of the loss of such a great man. I have many fond memories of Joe working and creating. He was always so amazing at coming...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Martha Berschback Obenauer (Todd, Grayson and Piper Obenauer) - WA

“Mrs Foxa, Cathy and family. I was so sorry to hear about your loss, and I can't imagine your thoughts at this time. Please know that I am thinking of...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Althoff - Waterford, MI

“Dear Foxa Family, May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: valerie thompson - MI

“Dear Lillian, I was so sorry to hear of your son's passing. I know that this is a difficult time for all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Joan Wasilewski - Shelby Twp., MI

“Sorry to hear of the death of Joeeph life is too short. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Norm & Carol LeRoy - MI

“Dear Foxa Family, Your husband/dad/son had such an impact our our lives. We've only been your neighbor a short time and he changed our lives...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Teri, Corra & Haley Lucas - MI

“We love each of you very much. We will miss Joe forever, and will be praying for him and for you always. Please know that you are never alone; God...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Bob, Andrea, Isabella, Lily Ann, and Cecilia Maciejewski - MI

“Lillian, Cathy and family, Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time. May God's peace be with you all. The...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: D. Teran

“Cindy and Girls, We are SO SORRY for your loss!! You will be in our prayers. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Coughlin and Family

“Cindy, I was very saddened to hear the news about your husband. I will keep you and your girls in my thoughts as you try to pick up the pieces...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Julie Sprutte - Dearborn Heights, MI

“Our heartfelt sympathy is with you at this difficult time. Joe was a wonderful man. We will always remember his great smile and friendly manner. ...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Mike and Jo Obloy - MI

“Lil and Cathy, My heartfelt thoughts and love is with you. John Dozois ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: John Dozois - Los Angeles, CA

“Lillian, My deepest sympathies on the passing of your son, Joe. While I didn't know him, I know that you are a wonderful, friendly, giving person...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Jeanne Bolcer - Troy, MI

“Dear Lillian, Knowing you as we have we know that your son was a wonderful and loving person. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Walt & Judy ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Walter &Judy Popyk - MI


Joseph M. Foxa, age 52 died unexpectedly on August 25, 2010 at his home in St. Clair Shores. Joe was born on February 7, 1958 in Southfield, Michigan. Joe was carpenter and owned his own company Creations and Restorations. He was known as a perfectionist in his trade and was a true artisan. Joe was a personable man, had a heart of gold willing to help anyone with anything. Early in his career that spanned 27 years, he was affectionately known as Formica Joe because the laminate was a popular choice for counter tops when remodeling a kitchen. That moniker followed him when he created his email address. He wasn't much of a tech guy, but the name fit the man. On August 17, 1984 Joe married Cynthia Bullion at Mariner's Church in downtown Detroit. Joe built their first home and has completely gutted and remodeled their current home. He loved boating, motorcycles (especially Ducati's), airplanes and trains. He enjoyed watching Tiger baseball. Joe was a former member of the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club and the Lakewood Shores Golf Resort in Oscoda. He devoted time and resources to the Detroit Equestrian Center at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Joe is survived by his wife of 26 years, Cindy; their daughters, Nicole and Gabi; his sister, Catherine Kroll; his mother Lillian; his nephew Alex and nieces Lindsay, Jamie, Jessica and Lauren; and his Goddaughter Lauren. He was predeceased by his father Joseph A. Foxa. Visitation is scheduled on Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 to 9:00 pm at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road in Grosse Pointe Woods. A scripture service will be held at 7:00 pm Sunday evening. His body will lie instate at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 21620 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Monday until time of mass at 10:00 am. Monsignor G. Michael Bugarin will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 Special Olympics Donor site or The Smile Train (an organization supporting children with cleft palate deformities), PO Box 96231; Washington, D.C. 20090-6231. The Smile Train Donor site

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