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Joseph "Joe" Everett Via, 67, of Indianapolis, passed away on September 13, 2021. One of seven children, he was born on June 19, 1954 to Fred Via, Sr. and Clara (Mangin) Via. Joe will be remembered as a loving son, brother and uncle, an avid golfer and a person who helped others whenever he could.
Joe and his siblings grew up on the near East side of Indianapolis where he attended grade school at IPS #3. He also attended St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. After he was graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1972, he worked in sales at Jerry Alderman Ford. He was then employed at Mayflower Transit for 16 years as a planner and manager in the household goods division.
Joe later worked many years at Xerox Corporation from which he retired as a manager. In addition, he was a Past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus Council 437 where he had served as building manager and assistant manager of bingo. Also, one of his passions was restoring old cars, which he did in many of his latter years with his long-time friend, John Krier.
But whatever he was doing, Joe was known for looking out for others, whether it was providing impromptu designated driver runs at parties or taking on house sitter/dog watcher duties for his friends and family members
Joe is survived by his sister, Susan Via Nalley, nephews Mike Kriech (Carrie), Jeff Nalley (Genni), Ryan Nalley, Matthew Nalley (Doris Bachtrog), niece Kristie Nalley, former spouse Kathleen Crossland and countless friends. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, by his brothers Wilton Via, Fred Via, James Via and by his sisters Mary Via Loftus and Alice Via Benjamin.
Joe will be deeply missed by his own family, his friends and his extended families as well. Those extended families include the Crosslands, the Jehlings, the Grosvenors and the Kriers. From these extended families, Joe had 11 godchildren.
Visitation is Saturday, September 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 550 N. Rural Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201. Mass will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 550 N. Rural Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46201.
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