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Date published: 9/30/2013

Joseph V. Pennell

Joseph V. Pennell, 77, of Lake of the Woods, formerly of Montclair, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at his residence surrounded by family members. He fought long and bravely against multiple types of cancer since he was 50 years old.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1936, to George Hetzel Pennell and Rosa Pennell.

Joseph was a wonderful husband and a loving father to his children. He had many interests in the Cub Scouts, Little League, collecting trains, flying his Cessna airplane and his beloved dogs.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean; his sons, Patrick Pennell of Dale City and John Pennell of Fairfield, Ohio; his daughter, Linda McGinnis of Manassas; his grandchildren, Ariel, Chris and Shannon, all of Manassas, Kiersten of Texas, Cynthia and Melissa of Ohio, and Eric Hastings of Annandale; and five great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chancellorsville. Interment will follow in Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greyhound Rescue organizations.

Online guest book is available at johnsoncares.com.