Elford David Joseph

Elford David Joseph

Dec 19th, 1936 - Mar 16th, 2021
  • Birth Date: Dec 19, 1936
  • Death Date: Mar 16, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Mar 26, 2021
  • Location: St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church
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Biography: Elford David Joseph was born December 19, 1936 on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. David immigrated to the United States at the age of 15 under the sponsorship of his sister Sylvia Butler. During his early years in the Unites States, David worked multiple odd jobs to get himself grounded.
While at a dance, David met Annette Claxton whom he later married in 1969. From this union they had two daughters Audis and Karen. It became a known fact that family was David’s priority, and his children were his prized processions.
As the years progressed David was employed by NYC Department of Social Services. During this time, he chose to continue his education then perusing his degree. With this accomplishment, he gained employment with Merrill Lynch on Wall Street where he worked for over thirty until retirement. While working on Wall Street, David met Doreen Simon who became his common law partner until death.
Karen gave David three grandsons, and he was fortunate to see them grow into respectful young men. He often said, “they aren’t my grandsons, they are my sons.” He stayed active with his grandsons through frequent visitations and weekly phone calls. He made it a priority to be present for every conformation, christenings, school plays, and graduations.  From the day they were born, he played a major role in their lives. As he became hospitalized, they remained by his side, up unto to the day he received his wings.
David leaves behind his beloved daughters Audis and Karen. His grandsons whom he loved and enjoyed spending time with. His sisters Florence in Trinidad and Ruth in Grenada along with a host of friends, nieces, and nephews.
David will be remembered as one of the kindest people you could ever meet. His heart and generosity extended to so many people. He was known as a person willing to make your life easier and that is a memory that will live on forever. His exhibition of selflessness can be discussed from person to person, land to land.
May he forever Rest in Peace with the other angels as they watch over us.

A message to my father
“Daddy I will never know love the way you loved me.”- Karen
A message to my father
“I love you and miss you. Thank you for introducing me to watching Dr. Who and Karate movies. I miss our bond watching tv, laughing and small talks.”-Audis
 A Message to my grandfather
 “I see you in me.”- Chauncey
A message to my grandfather
“If I only had more time with you”- Quincey.
A message to my grandfather
“Grandpa you know the Knicks doing good this year”- Bryce


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