DVFA Profile

David B. Joseph
David was a member of the Laurel Fire Department.

David B. Joseph was born on Apr. 4, 1909 on a farm near Sycamore, east of Laurel. Mr. Joseph attended Beacom College in Wilmington and upon graduation served 32 years as Office Manager of Dolly Madison Ice Cream Company’s Laurel distribution center. He also served as a Clerk in the Delaware State Legislature, as well as retiring as a Clerk for the Justice of the Peace Courts. He was married to the former Blanche Scott, also of Laurel. He had one daughter, Faye (Wayne) and grandsons Michael Lowe and Mark Lowe. David attended Centenary United Methodist Church. He was Secretary of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and a Past Member of the Laurel Lions Club. David joined the Laurel Fire Dept. in 1942 and served as it’s President for four years and served as an Engineer for 35 years. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees. He served as President of D.V.F.A in 1972. He was elected to the Historical Foundation of Delmarva’s Hall of Fame. Delmarva Firefighters Hall of Fame as well as the State of Delaware Firefighters Hall of Fame. He was Laurel’s Citizen of the Year in 1982. He passed away on September 17, 1995 and was interred at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel

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