Here is an in memoriam for Joseph R. Mirenda III. He was 68, husband of the late Margaret E. (Reese) Mirenda, Old Swede Road, Douglassville, died April 16, 2009, of natural causes in his residence.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was a son of the late Joseph Mirenda Jr. and Josephine (Fischelli) Mirenda.

He worked more than 25 years at Venezia Trucking, Limerick, as a senior mechanic.

Joseph was a Navy veteran.

While in the Navy, Joe played on the All-Navy softball team, which played other branches of the service at that time. He was also an avid skier, making a number of trips to Europe over the past number of years.

In addition to skiing, he was an avid bicyclist, kayaker and outdoorsman.

Surviving are three sons: Joseph Mirenda IV, Las Vegas; Michael T. Mirenda, Exeter Township; and Jamie P. Mirenda, Birdsboro; and two daughters, Joleen Mirenda-Alaniz, Greensburg; and Christine A. Strocen, Birdsboro.

Other survivors include one brother, Robert Mirenda, Altoona; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.