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Joseph Lisner

March 29, 1936 — December 19, 2019

Joseph Lisner, 83, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at his home in Poland, Ohio. Joseph was born in Pakrac, Croatia on March 29, 1936 to Anna and Andrew Lisner. At 24 years of age he immigrated to America, where he met his soulmate Carmella Minetti. The two married on July 2,1960. They had a deep love for each other and were always together. Upon his arrival in America, he helped arrange for his parents, his sister and her family to join him in Ohio. He was a 4th generation cabinet maker and he used his talent for woodworking to build Lisner Cabinets, which began in his garage in the early 1970's. He was able to share and teach his craft to his sons and many employees during his 35 years of business. During this time he built two area landmarks, the gazebo at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park, and the gazebo at Bicentennial Park in Aurora, Ohio. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, James (Jill) Lisner, of Boadman, daughters Annamarie Lancaster of Georgia, Kathleen Scheafknocker of Austintown,five grandchildren, three great- grandchildren, his sister Margita (George) Jeges of Struthers, and several nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his wife and his son Joseph Lisner Jr. He will be remembered for his wildly entertaining stories, his unfailing work ethic, his talent to fix anything, and his love for life, fishing, and dancing. He treasured time spent on the lake with his sons and nephews and loved to share stories of their adventures. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, December 23rd, 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Parish in Austintown, Ohio. A celebration of Joe's life will immediately follow at the church. Visit to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.

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