Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
FINDING, Joseph L.

FINDING, Joseph L.

Joseph L. FINDING “Coach”, age 73. Beloved husband of Antoinette “Ann” (nee Lipari). Dearest father of Mary Rose Nischwitz (Robert), Teresa Smith (Bradley), Joseph S (Donielle), and Anthony (Jennifer). Loving grandfather of Sean, Lauren, Michael, Samuel, Kyle, Patricia, Joseph II, and Makenna. Dear son of the late Joseph E. and Teresa. Dear brother of Kathleen Fleming (Ray), and the late Patricia Reed (Gene, deceased). Dear uncle and friend to many. Long time teacher and coach.

Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, September 20, 10:00 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation: Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Home, 6707 State Rd. Parma, 44134 or the Sisters of St. Joseph TOSF, 12215 Granger Rd. Garfield Hts. 44125. To offer online condolences please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Dear Finding Family,

    You are lucky to have such an inspirational man in your lives. He will be missed greatly. My deepest condolences on your loss.


    Gary Borling

  2. Dear Finding family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences at this time. something that I have found to be a great source of comfort are the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28,29 where we see that there is going to be a resurrection of those who have died. Also at revelation 21:4 we see that God is going to eliminate all of the causes for why we deal with sorrow,pain and even death itself. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts bring your family comfort at this time. Once again I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Dear Finding family,

    I am so fortunate to have had him in my life. A truly special guy who played a role in so many people’s lives. I am so sorry for your loss, he will be deeply missed by many.


    Ken Ganley

  4. Dear Ann and Family,
    I was saddened to hear about Joe’s passing. I truly enjoyed the years coaching football with him. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him. Some of my fondest memories of coaching were shared with Joe and his infamous “war stories.” I’ll always remember him as tough ole’ guy with the kindest heart. Take comfort and pride in knowing that Joe positively effected so many young lives in teaching and coaching. He will be missed by so many.

    Ryan Madison

  5. Coach Finding was a special man and leader.He inspired many and will never be forgotten. Prayers for the entire Finding family.

  6. My sincere condolences for the Finding family.
    Mr finding was one of those memorable coaches that u never forget.
    He was a very positive and inspirational man.

  7. Dear Findings,
    We are sending our love and prayers. Coach Joe will be greatly missed! Please let us know if you need anything. Know that we are here for you.
    Joan, Andrea, Suzy, Steve, Erica

  8. Tony, Joe, Mrs. Finding and family, I am very sad to hear of the passing of Coach Finding. What a great Dad, husband, teacher and mentor. My first wrestling coach, I’m better off having known him and my prayers are with you all. God bless. – Albie

  9. So sorry to hear this news. Mr. Finding was a great man with a heart of gold. Prayers for the Finding Family. He will be greatly missed.

  10. Dear Finding Family.

    So very sorry for your loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Mr. Finding.
    You are all in our prayers, and now each of you have a very special guardian angel.

    Love, Laura

  11. Ann,

    My daughter, your neighbor Sue Iwaszkiw, told me about the passing of your dear husband Joe. He was a good man and friend of my deceased husband Hank, and we had fun in years past. I think you are aware that I have remarried. Prayers for you and your family.

    Dolores Leibold-Kruzer

  12. Dear Ann and Children,
    Always thought so much of Joe. Such a nice man, great husband and dad. Take care of one another and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Al & Kathy Stasek

  13. Dear the Finding Family,
    Joe ( Mr. Finding) to me, was a great person that always put others first before himself. He would greet us with a smile at church ask about our family members by name. He always cared about how everyone was doing, and was always proud of his children like a great Dad does. Mr. Finding will be missed by everyone he touched.
    My family will keep your family in our prayers and thoughts.

  14. Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Joe was a genuinely good person. No matter where our coaching duties took us, Joe always had plenty of friends seemingly appear out of thin air to greet him, joke with him and enjoy his company. When Joe went to his reward we all suffered a great loss. RIP Joe.

  15. Joe Finding, a great man, coach and idle of the young.. . A man who molded so children will dearly be missed.
    ‘God Bless Joe an his family

  16. I remember the day in 8th grade when Joe was introduced to us as a new Phys Ed teacher at Brecksville Junior High School. He later became one of our football coaches and had such a positive impact on all of our lives. His positive role in the development of youth will always be appreciated.

    Remembering Joe…God Bless.

    Lou Carouse

  17. Dear Finding family,

    What a lucky football player and athlete I was to have Coach Finding as a mentor. He always had words of support but also helped, encouraged and pushed you to be the best you could be. We were fortunate to have him as part of our growth as players but also as men.

    My deepest condolences-

    Jeff Morse

  18. I think father summed it up when he said Joe did not care as much about if you won or lost as he dit that you gave it your best.

    He gave us one last gift with his stay Holy Family Hospice in that so many of us got to say goodbye to him.

    We are all lucky to have had him in our lives.

  19. Dear Finding Family,

    I have nothing but fond memories of my time spent as a student of Mr. Findings. How lucky we all were to have him.

    Sorry for your loss,

    Blake Ferguson

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