Joseph was a retired steam fitter/ pipe fitter. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Joseph was a former member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He lettered in football, basketball, and golf in high school, and was a lifelong avid golfer. Joseph was also a life member of The Elyria United Polish Club.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Nancy (nee Weisman); a son, Gregory M. Janowicz of Columbus; three grandchildren, Aimee, Michael (Megan), and Alison Janowicz; three great grandchildren, Thomas, James, and Maggie Janowicz; a sister, Ida Vavzincak of Elyria; and a brother, Henry Janowicz of Elyria.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jill Anne Janowicz; his parents, Felix and Veronica (nee Mujwit) Janowicz; a sister, Mary Urig; and five brothers, John, Ed, Frank, Ben and Vic Janowicz.
All services were private. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria.
Memorial contributions, in Joseph's memory, can be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, 4500 Rockside Rd. Suite 420, Cleveland, OH 44131.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria (440)322-4626. Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com