Joseph G. Thaman

Born: Thu., Dec. 20, 1928
Died: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 08, 2017
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Dec. 09, 2017
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Joseph G. Thaman, 88, Sidney, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Hospice of Miami County.   Mr. Thaman was born on December 20, 1928 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Richard and Mary (Halpin) Thaman and they are deceased.   On August 17, 1957, he married Judith A. Francis and she survives in Sidney.   They were married for 60 years.  He is also survived by a daughter, Ann (Jerome) Rodenfels of Centerville, Ohio, two sons, Richard Thaman of Sidney, Ohio and Tony Thaman of Denver, Colorado and his grandchildren, Abigail (John) Neuman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Taylor Rodenfels of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Andrea Rodenfels of Danvilee, Kentucky and Noah Rodenfels of Centerville, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Helmlinger and was preceded in death by a son, Joseph A. Thaman, sisters, Eleanor Kinsella, mary Raterman, Helen Myers and Catherine Thaman and three brothers, Edward Thaman, Richard Thaman and Louis Thaman.   He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and a proud member of the American Legion Post in Sidney.   He was a member of the Singing Soldiers group for over 50 years.   He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church and a lifelong member of the church choir.   He was an avid restorer of antique wicker furniture.   He was retired from the Copeland Corporation in Sidney.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5-7 PM.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Peter Langenkamp.   Burial will follow with full military honors at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, Ohio.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County or the Imagination Library Fund at Amos Memorial Public Library, Sidney, Ohio in Joseph Thaman's name.   Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.   Condolences may be expressed to the Thaman family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the following organizations:

Hospice of Miami County

Imagination Library Fund Amos Memorial Public Library

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Teresa Freisthler
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was such a wonderful man! He always had a smile and a story to share. I enjoyed singing with him in the funeral choir. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Judy, and your family. God bless all of you, and may your memories of Joe bring you peace and comfort. He will get to celebrate Christmas in heaven this year, and I know he will be watching over all of you.

Tim Hormann
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.

Tim and Mary Hormann.

Frank Mariano
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
We send our deepest sympathy and prayers. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

Frank & Judy

Eileen Wagner and Sara Wagner Skelton & family
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Dear Thaman Family,
May the memories you hold in your heart comfort you in your days of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Ellen Pope
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
What a great and good man! We all will miss his warm smile. I loved the restored wicker swing he sold me and so sorry I had to leave it behind when we moved here to Albuquerque

Judy, you all are in our thoughts as you grieve this loss.... take good care of yourself.

Teresa Glennon
   Posted Thu December 07, 2017
Dear Tony and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. All our sympathy, the Glennon Family. Patrick, Teresa and girls

Jo Knasel
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
I met Joe when I began working at Copeland in 1962, fresh out of high school. He was an interesting person and such a gentleman. We kept in touch sporadically, but he always recognized me. His nickname for me was Jofey, because we would both answer when someone would say "Joe" at work. The world will miss such a gentle soul. Rest in peace, Joe.

Cynthia McRill
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
I met Joe when he sat beside me in the Senior Center Singers group. He was such a nice man, always ready with a joke or a (long) story. I will remember him fondly, and I am sending my heartfelt sympathy to the family.