Josef Todd Carver

August 17, 1930
- April 25, 2006

RENO, NEVADA / MILO, MAINE - - Josef Todd Carver passed away of natural causes at his home in Reno, Nevada on April 25, 2006. He was 75 years old. Born on August 17, 1930 in Milo, Maine, he was the youngest of seven boys and one girl born to Eleazer and Helen Sanborn Carver.
Josef graduated from Milo High School in 1948. His yearbook states that he lettered in basketball; in his Junior year, 1947, he was chosen one of six “Class Athletes“ and “Class Women Hater“; and his 1948 Senior Statistics lists his “Highest Ambition: To be a Marine; Favorite Haunt: Mayo's barn playing basketball games and dances; Favorite Expression: Thunderation !; and Self-Estimation: Pretty good guy.“
Josef proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1971. During his 21 years of service to our country, he attained the rank of Technical Sergeant and was assigned to bases in Texas, Maine, Alaska, Indiana, and California; as well as overseas assign ments to Japan, France, England, and Germany. After retiring from the Air Force, Josef took various jobs in Massachusetts, Maine, California, and Nevada. Ultimately he worked for nearly 20 years and retired for the second time from Harrahs Casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Josef cherished his birthplace of Milo, Maine and continued to visit there nearly every year for the past 20 years. But, he also always considered home where ever he hung his hat. He chose to live in the West to be nearer to his sons. Josef hung his hat in Gardnerville, Nevada for a dozen years and then in April 2005 moved to Sparks, Nevada to be closer to his oldest two sons and their families. In November 2005, with his health beginning to decline, Josef moved into The Fountains Senior Care apartments in Reno, Nevada. His family says that for his last six months he continued to survive, but now he is living again and they believe that Josef will now eternally enjoy his new life.
Josef is survived by his brother Albion Carver of Milo, Maine; his five sons: Todd, and his wife Sheri, of Reno, Nevada; Franz, and his wife Terri, of Sparks, Nevada; Dane of Hillsboro, Oregon; Brett, and his wife Rosa, of Petaluma, California; and Ladd, and his wife Maria, of San Lorenzo, California. Josef also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Christian, Kelly, Josef, Benjamin, Joshua, AnneMarie, Erik, Emilio, Edward, and Alexandra; and three great-grand daughters: Kaela, Sahara, and Hope.
In the near future, Josef will be interred with full military honors at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada. In his memory, Josef would request any desired donations be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.


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