Joe graduated from East St. Louis Senior High School in 1956 and was awarded a four-year scholarship to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He graduated from the academy in 1960. He spent some years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and received his doctorate degree from Northwestern University.
|Joseph Kenneth Shartiag, C Company, 1958 U.S. Coast Guard|
Academy Yearbook; image courtesy of Ancestry.com
He married Lois Ann Siegel, daughter of Norman Siegel and Norma Kramer, in about 1961. Lois also grew up in East St. Louis. The couple had two children. The family lived in and around Chicago for most of their married life after Joe left the Coast Guard.
Joseph Kenneth Shartiag died on 25 January 2015 and was interred at the McHenry County Jewish Cemetery in Woodstock, Illinois.
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US, Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1947-2015, 2015 Shartiag, Joseph
US, Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1947-2015, 2015 Shartiag, Joseph Kenneth
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US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1959 New London, CT (Shartiag, Joseph Kenneth, Jr.)
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2015 Shartiag, Joseph Kenneth
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1998-2002 Shartiag, J K (Barrington Hills, IL)
US, Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002, 1993-1994 Shartiag, Joseph K (Chicago, IL)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Chicago, IL (Shartiag, Dr. Joseph K)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Shartiag, Joseph K (Lincolnwood, IL)
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