Obituary: Joseph Chole, architecture graduate student, 31

Joseph Chole, a graduate student in the School of Architecture, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 31.

Chole was born Nov. 28, 1971, in Fontana, Calif. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in religious studies in 1994 from the University of California, Davis, and worked at the ABC affiliate, Channel 10, in Sacramento before moving to St. Louis to attend school.

“Our sympathies and condolences go out to Joe’s family and friends,” said Peter MacKeith, associate dean in the School of Architecture. “Those who knew him here in the school will especially miss his humor, optimism and spirit.”

He loved to build, travel, sing and laugh.

He is survived by his parents, Richard A. Chole, M.D., the Lindburg Professor and head of the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, and Cindy Chole; brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Noelle Chole; sister, Katy Chole; sister and brother-in-law, Lindy and Wes Matthews; grandparents, Wendy Chole and Tom and Ethel Beiseker; niece Lauren Chole; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the First Evangelical Free Church of St. Louis County, 1375 Carman Road, Manchester, Mo. Family will receive friends at the church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.

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