Joseph A. Dumsha
Date of Birth:  November 12, 1930
Date of Death:  March 1, 2019

  • Stallings Funeral Home, P.A.  
  • 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122     View Map
  • Sunday, March 3 & Monday, March 4, 2019   Sunday: 2-6 p.m. | Monday: 3-5 & 7-9 p.m.
  • Anchor Baptist Church  
  • 320 West Pasadena Rd., Millersville, MD 21108     View Map
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019   10:30 a.m.
  • Glen Haven Memorial Park  
  • 7215 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD     View Map
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019   Immediately Following the Service
  • Our beloved father, Joseph Dumsha, passed peacefully on March 1, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.  Born in Baltimore on November 12, 1930, Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Ursula M. and Joseph J. Dumsha, brother Arnold Dumsha, and son, Timothy Dumsha.

    Joe graduated from Glen Burnie High School in 1948 where he played lacrosse and ice hockey.  Joe served in the Air National Guard Reserves for 3 years until 1959.  He was a life-long employee of Proctor & Gamble and retired in 1990 following 40 years of service.  He co-founded the Independent Oil & Chemical Workers (IOCW) Union and proudly served as an officer for many years, advocating for employee benefits and fair pay.  His pleasurable past-times included bowling, card-games, and dancing at the Lithuanian Hall, Moose Lodge, and family events.

    In 1963, Joe and his wife, Mary, moved their family to a new home on the shores of Stony Creek, where they raised their nine children.  He planted a huge garden each summer and taught the kids the importance of hard work and reaping their benefits.  He loved spending time on the water, whether boating, swimming, fishing crabbing or throwing the kids off the pier!  His love of life was infectious and Joe was known for his engaging and humorous personality, sharing jokes, stories, limericks, and sing-alongs with any who would join in!  You would often find Joe cruising down Stony Creek in his red Chris Craft.

    He is survived by his sister, Geraldine Merrick, wife, Maria Cortina-Dumsha, 5 sons, Tony, Joe, Frank, Chris, and Kelly, 3 daughters, Mary-Jo, Cynthia, and Nanci; 23 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Viewings will take place on Sunday, March 3 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, March 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Stallings Funeral Home, 3111 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122.  Services will be held on Tuesday, March 5 at Anchor Baptist Church, 320 W. Pasadena Rd., Millersville, MD 21108.  Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Park.