Joseph F. Mach, 73

J oseph F. Mach, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born on Sept.2, 1937, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Leona (Austin) Mach.

Joe was united in marriage to Sue (Bennett) Mach on November 21, 1987.

He served in the United States Air Force and was honorable discharged after four years.  He was employed with and retired from the New York State Police after 20 years of service.  He later worked for the Department of Homeland Security for several years.


Joe enjoyed camping, fishing, trapping, hunting, boating, reading the newspaper with his wife, Sue and spending time with his family.  Kyle loved hearing his dad’s police stories about all the crazy things they did.  He was a great loving father and a very wise and knowledgeable man.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his aunt, Beatrice Hunt and his favorite dog “Buddy”.

Joe is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sue (Bennett) Mach, two sons, Joseph Mach and Kyle Mach; step-daughter, Melissa Sewell and her husband, James; sister, Ruth Canavo; five grandchildren, Ashley, Stephanie, Ryan Mach, Christopher Talbert and Keegan Sewell; several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and  also his extended family at the Department of Homeland Security in Latham, New York.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Whitehall with Rev. Michael Flannery, pastor, officiating.

Internment will follow at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.

Family and friends were able to call  at the Jillson Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams Street, Whitehall,  Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

The family would like to thank the Skenesborough First Responders, Skenesborough EMS, Whitehall and Skenesborough Fire Companies and Dudley’s Trucking and Equipment for all their help and wonderful care of Joe on the scene of the accident.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation in Joe’s name  to the Whitehall United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Box 56, Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall, New York 12887 or Skenesborough EMS, P. O. Box 333, Whitehall, NY 12887.




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