Joseph S. Briestensky, age 88 of North Kingsville, died January 13, 2019 at Jefferson HealthCare Center.
Joe was born November 23, 1930 in Canton, Ohio the son of Joseph V. and Antonia Yakubec Briestensky. Joe was a 1948 graduate of Timken High School and went to work at Sypolt Printing and Danner Press Company. Joe served in the United States Navy until he was Honorably discharged in 1953. He later came to Conneaut in 1975 where he and his wife were the owner/operators of the well-known “Beef n Beer” Restaurant in Conneaut until his retirement in 1994.igh
Joe was also known for “clowning around”. He belonged to “Jolly Jester” of Erie, Pa and would make visits to hospice patients and was in many parades around the county. Joe was also a member of St. Andrew Bobola Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy Kardohley Briestensky, son Michael Briestensky, infant sister Margie and a brother Edward Briestensky.
He is survived by two sons, Joseph (Joy) Briestensky Jr., of Louisville, Oh, Patrick (Beth) Briestensky of Conneaut, three daughters, Beckie (Tim) Church of Conneaut, Mary Anne (Ray) Herman of Aylett, Virginia, Kathryn Mast of Medina, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of the Cristian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. Andrew Church, Route 193, Kingsville with Fr. John Ettinger officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery.