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Obituaries > DRISKELL, JOE R.

Joseph R. Driskell, 80, of Sun City, a retired U.S. deputy marshal, died March 12, 1997. He was born in Terre Haute, Ind., and was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He also served 13 years as director of public safety for the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Survivors include his wife, Dagmar Coito, and sisters-in-law: Ina Driskell, Diana Bettencourt, Mary Simons, Alithea Schenkelberg, Celeste Storm & Nina Coito, Julia Coito, Adeline Miller; brother-in-law Joe Coito, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was in the Marine Corps detachment aboard the USS Nevada on Dec. 7, 1941. (HE earned the Navy Cross for his actions on Dec. 7, 1941). He also served in the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific. No services are planned. Contributions: Hospice of Arizona, 7600 N. 15th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020, or St. Vincent de Paul, 420 W. Watkins St., Phoenix, AZ 85003.