Joseph Mickesh

Joseph David Mickesh Sr.

Sunday, May 15th, 1927 - Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Joseph Mickesh, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Joseph Mickesh

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Joseph's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Joseph's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Joseph David “Joe” Catfish” Mickesh, 93, of Pomona Park, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at his home following an extended illness. A native of DeMoines, Iowa, Joe was drafted in 1945 out of his senior year in high school and served a year in the U.S. Marine Corp. He then reenlisted with the U.S. Navy where he served as a meteorologist forecasting seas and swells and flights. He retired in 1965 as a Chief Aerographer’s Mate following 20 years of faithful service. He then worked as a meteorologist with Alwex Weather Corporation in Washington, D.C. In 1972, Joe or “Catfish” as he became affectionately known, moved to Pomona Park and owned and operated Bass Capital Marine for 15 years. He also had worked several other jobs including with Ditto Marine, as a commercial fisherman and for a time was a service tech at the Chevrolet Dealership in Crescent City. Joe was a member of the Fleet Reserve and loved to fish and work on outboard motors. Joe is remembered by his family as a sweet, gentle, funny Dad whose love for them knew no bounds. He will be forever loved by his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jane Mickesh, a daughter, Virgean Greene, 2 brothers, George Mickesh and Clarence Mickesh as well as a sister, Dolores Smith.
Joe is survived by a son, Joe Mickesh, Jr. (Susan) of Lake Como, 7 grandchildren, Jessie Greene (Paige), Theresa Ruggiero (Jesse), Elizabeth Huyn (Huy), Toni Mickesh, Eugene Berrill (Cortnee), Joseph Mickesh, III and 9 great-grandchildren, Dayton Melton, Ethan Berrill, Talia Ruggiero, Rae Ruggiero, Siena Greene, Josie Greene, J.P. Greene, Vy Huyn and Wess Huyn.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 28, 2021 at Palatka Memorial Gardens with Rev. Michael Davis officiating. No public visitation is scheduled.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Joe’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph David Mickesh Sr., please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Joseph

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, May 28th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, May 28th, 2021 11:00am
    Palatka Memorial Gardens
    4070 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Michael Davis
  • Interment

    Palatka Memorial Gardens
    4070 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Joseph here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Joseph David Mickesh Sr by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Dan & Barbara Quinnell

Posted at 07:15pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Joseph Mickesh — Plant a Tree Now

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: