Joseph Lavell

Joseph Sebastion Lavell

Wednesday, July 16th, 1958 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Joseph Sebastian Lavell (July 16, 1958 – March 31, 2020)
Joseph was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the second son of William and Rita Lavell. He grew up in Westmont, New Jersey, where he attended Holy Savior and Strawbridge Elementary Schools, and Haddon Township High School. He then attended South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, graduating in 1980 with a B.S. in Dairy Manufacturing.
After graduation, he worked in dairy production for Crowley and Giant Foods, and as an inspector for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture
He became a science and math teacher, spending time at Saint Labre Indian School, in Montana; and at Woodstown and Immaculata High Schools in New Jersey. Since 2011, he taught mathematics at Oak Hill Middle School. In 2019, he was selected by the students as Teacher of the Year.
He enjoyed working out in the gym and riding his bike. He played soccer and baseball, and competed in swimming. He traveled to all types of auto races, including Daytona, Indianapolis, Bristol and Maple Grove.
He is survived by his mother Rita, brothers William (Patti) and John (Christina), six nieces and nephews (Elizabeth, Rebecca, Emily, Victoria, Patrick and Catherine), and five great-nieces and nephews (Matthew, Kimberly, James, Molly and William).
High Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted to his care.
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