Jonathan George Joseph

WATERVILLE – Jon passed away peacefully at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough on June 15, 2021. Jon was born in 1961 and raised in Waterville. He graduated from Waterville High School and attended Thomas College. He lived in San Antonio and Kennebunk, ultimately returning to Waterville. He was a well-liked waiter whose customers followed him to jobs at several local restaurants. Later, Jon took over Joseph Vending at Colby College. He was a bartender at the Colby Pub and events, most recently worked at Thomas College under the Sodexo umbrella. He was a long time Waterville Country Club member and was an avid golfer. He enjoyed golfing adventures with his brother Duke in San Antonio and beach days with his brother Chris and family in Kennebunk. Jon also enjoyed continuing the family weekly tee time with Dave Burbank. After his father passed, he took over as primary caregiver for his mom. He was known for his jumbo shrimp platters and his secret cocktail sauce he prepared for all holiday gatherings. Jon had an easy laugh and was the life of the party.

He is predeceased by his father Alfred “Al” Joseph.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Joseph of Waterville, his brother, Alfred Jr. “Duke” and Lyn Joseph of San Antonio; his sister Sue Dunn and Robert White of Bartlett, N.H.; his nieces, Lauren Dunn of Denver and Caitlin Dunn of New Zealand; his brother, Christopher and Frieda Joseph of Kennebunk; his nephews, Lee Joseph of Ottawa, Ontario, and Sam Joseph of Arundel; and niece, Sophie Joseph of Saco.

The family would like to thank Maine General Hospice and the many caring and skilled caregivers that supported Jon during his long journey with cancer. We also appreciate his providers, especially Dr. Webb, (who made house calls and arranged care to keep Jon comfortable). Peg Soucy excelled at the monumental task of scheduling coverage and helping us navigate the healthcare system and the evolving services required so he could remain at home as long as possible.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home. 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jonathan Joseph’s name to Maine General Hospice,

P.O Box 828,

Waterville, ME 04903

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