Joseph Conrad Pado, age 80, passed away on January 7, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA.
He was born on July 25, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Theodore Alexander and Mary Frances (Jamros) Pado.
After Joe graduated from Cumberland High School in Cumberland RI, he joined the army and spent three years in Beppu, Japan and Fort Campbell, KY.
He served 30 years with the US Department of State and its Foreign Service, where he was stationed in Karachi, Pakistan; The Hague, Netherlands; Kathmandu, Nepal; Montreal, Canada; Rome, Italy and Washington, DC before retiring in 1995.
Post-retirement, he lived in Vienna VA, Denver CO, and most recently in Haymarket VA. Joe loved to travel and experience foreign cultures, play golf and bridge, attend concerts, the symphony and opera, and read substantive books. Most of all, he enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in their lives.
Predeceased by his parents; two sisters: Felice Blazin and Frances Francoeur; one brother: Henry Pado.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Melinda (McIntosh) Pado, of Haymarket, VA; three children: Darlene Gail Pado of Seattle, WA, Mark Joseph Pado of Waterford, VA and Darren Edwin Pado and wife Catherine of Haymarket, VA; four grandchildren: Langley Grace Pado, Blagen Maclean Pado, Keegan Christopher Pado and Gannon Alexander Pado; one brother: Francis Theodore Pado of Bristol, RI; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 23331 Sam Fred Road, Middleburg, VA 20117 with Rev. Christopher D. Murphy officiating.
Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in loving memory of Joseph C. Pado.
Columbarium marker for Joseph C. Pado in Court 9, Section
N06, Column 16, Niche 2. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington
(Arlington county), Virginia.
Joseph served in the 508th
ARCT from 1951 to 1954.