JOSEPH J. DENIS, 61, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Shodo shima, Japan. Born Feb. 21, 1953, in Fort Wayne, he graduated from New Haven High School in 1971 and Nashville Auto Diesel College. He moved to Japan in the mid 1970′s studying Japanese style carpentry. He is survived by his wife, Shoko; son, Takeshi; daughter, Megume; three grandchildren; parents, John and Jean Denis of Lake Wales, Fla.; brother, Richard (Kathryn) of Fort Wayne; sister, Theresa Perkey of Straw Plains, Tenn.; and six nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held in Japan.

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