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Mr. Joseph G. "Joe" Longstreth

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“I was the next-door neighbor of Joe's mother, Mrs. Ethel Longstreth back in the 1950s and 60s on Dougherty Ferry Road in Kirkwood. I am the 2nd...Read More ยป
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Annihilated on May 11, 2016 Born January I I. 1928 to Ethel Mae Pratt Longstreth and Clarence F. Longstreth. Joe graduated from Maplewood High in 1945 and attended Washington University the same year. He served in the U. S. Army for I8 months and then resumed pre-med studies, graduating in 1950. He married his perfect wife, Patricia F. Reese, 20 April of 1951. Joe failed to qualify for medical school and became a pharmaceutical salesman for Lakeside Laboratories. He then sold chemicals for U. S. Industrial Chemical Co. where he advanced to division manager in three years time. Joe was the epitome of the American Entrepreneur. He and his dear wife, Patricia Reese Longstreth (Patsy) started four plastic film manufacturing companies beginning in 1960 with Brentwood Plastic Films, Inc..
He founded Cleveland Plastics Films. Inc. in 1965, followed by Jackson Plastic Bag and Films in 1968. In 1970 Dallas Plastics, Inc.. was started. (three companies are still in operation today) Joe enjoyed being mentor and angel to many young men and ladies. helping them start various businesses by providing capital and practical know-how. Joe sold his four polyethylene film manufacturing Companies in '1984 and traveled all over and around the world with his wife Patsy.
Beloved husband of the late Patricia R. Longstreth, father of Joel Patrick Longstreth, his wife Sandy and two grandsons, Patrick Joseph (Anne) and Kevin Longstreth (Julie) Samuel Reese Longstreth and his wife Judy and grandson Sam Jr.; daughter Sarah Longstreth Cordeal, husband John and three grandsons, Henry Longstreth Cordeal, Chad Cordeal and Alexander Joseph Cordeal.

Services: A Memorial gathering will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the Great Hall of Ambruster Chapel, 6633 Clayton Rd. (Clayton).