Joseph Charles Waryold

It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Joseph Charles Waryold of Denver, NC. Joe passed away peacefully at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in the early morning on May 22, 2024, surrounded by his loving family in his final moments.  A beloved husband, father and grandfather who lived a richly beautiful life until age 90. The family is particularly pleased to know that Joe celebrated his 90th birthday with a surprise party with family and friends.

Joe was born to Joseph John Waryold and Henrietta Ida Zinsmeister (“Dolly”), on February 4, 1934 In Astoria, NY. Joe is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served on the USS Hornet aircraft carrier. He retired in 1991 from Royal Insurance working in loss prevention. He was a talented handy man who loved building and construction. He was a self-taught contractor and builder who designed and built and/or renovated several homes. One of which he built a rustic cabin in the Adirondack mountains from repurposed materials before recycling became a trend. Joe had many interests – animal lover, skier, golfer, motorcycle rider, traveler, attending Navy reunions, and helping his children with projects in their homes. In his younger years, he enjoyed the camaraderie as an active volunteer and past President of the Mountainville, NY Fire Department

Joe’s loving spirit is carried on by his beloved wife of 69 years, Joan and their children Joseph Jr. (Anne), Diane, and Thomas, his younger sister Phyllis Taphouse, brother-in-law Roger Gordon, sister-in-law Barbara Napoli along with grandchildren Meghan Papillon (Ben), Stephen Waryold, Kathy Waryold, great grandchildren Jasper and Lyle Papillon, and nieces Doreen Serrian (Jim), Howie Taphouse, Glen Taphouse (Tonya), Claudia Keene (Vince), Carolyn Teal, Bill Adams (Nikki), Kay Adams DesLoge (Nate), Eileen Sercu, Deborah Luceri (David), Susan Grecco, Roger Gordan (Donna), Robert Gordan, Ronald Gordan (Kimberely) and grandnieces and nephews Jessica Keene, Jordan Cheney (Warren), Austin Keene, James Adams (Chelsea), Olivia Adams, Chase Adams, Mark Adams, Erica Adams, Brianna Taphouse, Brandonn Taphouse, Kyle Serrian, Justin Serrian, Adrianne Luceri, Arianna Luceri, Christopher Luceri, and Gianni Luceri, Ryan Gordon, Christopher Gordon, Nicole Gordon.

Preceding him in peace were his parents Joseph and “Dolly” Waryold, his Aunt Anne Palm, older sister Lorraine Adams and her husband Jim, brother-in-law Howard Taphouse, brother-in-law Robert Napoli, grandson Donovan Waryold, nephew Brian Adams, and Dave Teal.

A Catholic Mass will be held to honor Joseph on Friday May 31st at 1pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Denver, NC. Family will receive friends following the mass. 

Inurnment will take place at the Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Building Fund towards the Bell Tower), or the Levine & Dickson Hospice House (Huntersville, NC).

13 Responses to Joseph Charles Waryold

  1. Elise Carson May 23, 2024 at 6:33 pm #

    Was so honored to have known Joe and will pray for Joan and the rest of his family.

  2. Joanie Morgan May 24, 2024 at 6:26 am #

    A Mass for Joe has been scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2024, at Holy Spirit Church. Prayers continue for Joan and family.

  3. Laurie Ramirez May 24, 2024 at 9:41 am #

    Daisy –
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care of yourself through this difficult time.


  4. Susan Greco May 24, 2024 at 10:02 am #

    My thoughts are only good thoughts of my uncle. He was a calm and gentle man as I knew him.
    I shall for his peace in eternity.

    Susan, Charlese and Ashley

  5. Dena Kniess May 24, 2024 at 12:54 pm #


    I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I am thinking of you and your family during this time. Sending you lots of peace and love.


  6. Diane Hendricks May 24, 2024 at 1:07 pm #

    Dear Joan & Family, praying the memories you have of Joe will give you comfort, peace & much laughter. He was a wonderful man. I’ll always remember his sparkling eyes & sweet smile. It was a pleasure & honor to have known him. Rest well Joe.

  7. Traci R. May 24, 2024 at 2:42 pm #

    Daisy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Judy Haas May 24, 2024 at 3:07 pm #

    Daisy, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I am keeping you, your Mom and your family, in my prayers. I am close by if you need anything. With love, Judy

  9. Judy May 24, 2024 at 3:08 pm #

    Daisy, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I am keeping you, your Mom and your family, in my prayers. I am close by if you need anything. With love, Judy

  10. anne romano May 31, 2024 at 8:17 am #

    Joan we are so sorry for your loss
    It was so obvious that you were devoted to each other
    Our condolences to you and your family
    Anne & Phil Romano (rock steady)

  11. Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo May 31, 2024 at 9:03 pm #


    Sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. He was truly cherished and a true leader as evidenced by his accomplishments. Sending peace and light as you celebrate your Dad.


  12. Gary Rinehart June 2, 2024 at 7:24 pm #

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. We enjoyed attending many USS Hornet reunions with Joe and Joan, and one year Joe Jr. attended also. We shared some fun times and Joe was such a likeable guy. He will be dearly missed and prayers to Joan and family.

    Gary Rinehart

  13. Margaret E mars June 2, 2024 at 8:04 pm #

    So deeply sad to learn of Joe,s passing, Have known Joe and Joan since we were stationed in Bremerton, Wash.
    Have enjoyed visiting with them and attending many Hornet Reunions. We enjoyed seeing son Joe at one reunion.
    Remember him as infant in Bremerton. Keeping Joan and family in my prayers.
    Margaret Mars

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