Joseph W. McCloskey

November 9, 1921 - June 18, 2022
HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory
8057 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.6111 | Map
Thursday 6/23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery (Philadelphia, PA)
3301 W. Cheltenham Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19150
215.302.9356 | Map

Additional services and interment will take place in Philadelphia at a later date.

St. Peter Church of Ss. Peter & Lambert Catholic Parish
8100 Niles Center Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847.673.1492 | Map
Friday 6/24, 10:30 am
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Joseph W. McCloskey, of Evanston, IL, and Philadelphia, PA, died peacefully at his home in Evanston on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the age of 100-plus. He led a wonderful life, marked by dedication to high ideals and a delight in new experiences. He had been the last living crew member in the 23rd SquadronContinue Reading

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Judy Zimbalist-Bresnahan left a message on August 28, 2022:
When Mr. McCloskey was my beloved senior year English teacher in spring of 1973 at New Trier West High School, he offered my class a choice: take a final exam or write and produce a play about Nixon’s Watergate break-in. Our choice seemed obvious and we dedicated our play, “Watergate Follies,” to: “Mr. McCloskey, for not giving us that monstrous test.” The play’s highlight was his cameo part at the play’s ending, when he danced the tango with one of my classmates. Mr. McCloskey always had a twinkle in his eyes and inspired his students to excel at writing. It is gratifying, but not surprising, to read about the long and wonderful life he led.
Mary Alice Lavin left a message on June 26, 2022:
Mr. McCloskey was one of my favorite teachers at New Trier. I had him for senior composition and have received many compliments on my writing, which I always credited to him. My condolences to his family.
Edward Brunner left a message on June 22, 2022:
Love you, Joe.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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