Date of Passing: Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Joseph W. Mace Sr., 91, of Lakeland, Florida, peacefully, surrounded by family, joined his beloved wife of 61 years, Erna; and son Joseph Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Beverly (Bro. Theodore of Liverpool Syracuse Lodge No. 501) Chrisler of West Monroe and Florida; sons, Alan (Deb) Mace of Iowa, Donald (Misty) Mace of North Syracuse, David (Jane) Mace of Tennessee, Gary (Kathy) Mace of Clay; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and
a sister-in-law, Helen Mace of Cohoes, NY.

He retired from General Electric in Liverpool in 1980. His passion was his family, camping, music, photography and community service. Joseph was a member of King Hiram Masonic Lodge of Newfield, NY for 50 years, where he served as master and patron, a member of the Liverpool Order of the Eastern Star and the Liverpool First United
Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be private for the family. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Ithaca. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541, Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. In lieu of flowers, donations to Crouse Hospital or the American Cancer Society are greatly appreciated.