Joseph L. Meeks Jr.
1934 ∼ 2019
Joseph L. Meeks Jr, 84, of Yarmouth Port, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25. Raised in Malverne, NY, Joe played football and was co-captain of his 18-1 high school basketball team. He went on to Colgate University and married his high school sweetheart Agatha Curcio the summer before his senior year. Not surprisingly, his grades improved dramatically during his final year at Colgate under the watchful eye of his wife.
Following graduation, he served in the USAF for three years attaining the rank of Captain before being honorably discharged and entering private life. Joe worked in information technology for IBM, Simplicity Patterns, and retired as a Vice President for Merrill Lynch in 1998. Joe and Agatha lived at various times in New York, Texas, Washington, New Jersey and Massachusetts before settling on the Cape to enjoy their retirement years and their two most favorite places, Bayberry Hills and Bass River golf clubs.
Joe is predeceased by his beloved wife Agatha, his father Joe Sr., mother Elsie, and brother Ken. Joe is survived by his devoted children Joe Meeks and wife Gretchen of South Chatham, Lori Coban and husband Fikret of Bloomfield CT, Leslie Arcari and husband Don of Jupiter FL, along with six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who were the love of his life.
Visitation will be at Morris, O’Connor & Blute in June when the weather turns warmer and snowbirds return, followed by burial at Island Pond Cemetery, both in Harwich.