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This your grandpas joe


TIRAGE D’ART : Grandpa joe, Grandma josephine, Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina

– Format 24 x 30 cm (9 x 13 inches)
– Tirage estampillé et signé
– Impression professionnelle haute qualité avec une Epson R3000 / Papier Red River Aurora Fine Art Natural

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« The bed was given to the four old grandparents because they were
too old and tired. They were so tired they never got out of it.Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephina on this side,
Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina on this side.»

Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

« Ce lit était occupé par les quatre grand-parents, si vieux, si fatigués. Si fatigués qu’ils n’en sortaient jamais. D’un côté, grand-papa Joe et grand-maman Joséphine. De l’autre, grand-papa Georges et grand-maman Georgina. »

Roald Dahl, Charlie et la Chocolaterie




C.J. « Doc » Ochs

Passed away on February 17, 2023

Obituary of C.J. "Doc" Ochs


DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary

C.J. « Doc » Ochs, 81, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023. C.J. was born the son of Constine and Marie Ochs in Great Bend, Kansas. Joe and Margaret Ochs were united in marriage in Hoisington, Kansas. C.J. served in the United States Navy and served in The Vietnam War. He retired as an Independent Duty Corpsman after serving 26 years in the Navy. He then attended Fort Hays University where he received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Health Science. After graduation he worked for the Federal Government as a soil conservationist in the State of Kansas and retired in 2006. At the age of 13 he earned the title of Eagle Scout. While stationed in Guam he received his NAUI SCUBA Certification. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew; Bobby Engelhart. Survivors include his wife; Margaret Ochs, children; Cody (Lily) Ochs, daughter; Leslie Karnahan and her partner Craig VanGorp, sisters; Susan (Bob) Engelhart, Anne Ochs, grandchildren; Lou (Lucie) Ochs, Constantine Ochs, great grandchildren; Luca and Lorelai Ochs and many extended family. Private family interment will be held at Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203. Tribute from Grandson Lou OchsGrandpa Joe was someone who came into my life when I was 8 years old. For those who don’t know me, I’m a first generation immigrant. My mother married Cody when I wasn’t old enough to know what or where America was. When we moved to Kansas, Grandpa Joe was one of the first people I met. I remember him as a kind and gentle person from the moment I met him and grandma Margaret. He was a staple at every family holiday. He never complained about being there and loved to be around his family during those special moment. As a member of the Navy, he served his country with honor, courage, and dedication. He answered the call of duty, leaving behind his family to serve in times of war and peace. His commitment to his country was unwavering, and his contributions to our nation’s defense were immeasurable.Grandpa Joe served our country honorably for over 2 decades. He was someone who never asked for anything and gave simple, understated love and approval through his presence. To me, he embodies everything that makes a great American. All of us owe him a debt of gratitude for his service to our nation. His family will never forget him and he’ll stay close in our hearts forever. Grandpa, we thank you for your service, for your unwavering devotion to your family and friends, and for the example you set for us all. Your legacy will live on in the memories and hearts of those who knew you, and we will honor your memory by carrying on your values and traditions.Grandpa Joe can rest assured that he can now leave this world, this place, with our eternal gratitude, love, and respect. My children will hear stories about him and will know the kind of man he was. What he gave us can’t be replaced—and it doesn’t need to be. It was perfect love from a gentle soul. Grandpa, I love you and I’m glad I knew you. Fair winds and following seas, shipmate. We have the watch. Note from Grandson Lou Ochs, I read a poem that reminded me of him. I’ve been reading it a lot the last few days: I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then, someone at my side says, « There, she is gone » Gone where? Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me — not in her. And, just at the moment when someone says, « There, she is gone, » there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, « Here she comes! » And that is dying… Death comes in its own time, in its own way. Death is as unique as the individual experiencing it.

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Local ‘We are exhausted, over the moon and deeply grateful’: Rep. Joe Kennedy announces birth of his son

The Kennedy clan’s newest member is « doing great. »

Rep. Joe Kennedy. Paul Sancya / Associated Press

Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy has announced the arrival of his second child, James Matthew Kennedy.

The congressman said the new addition to his family was born early in Wednesday morning and is “doing great.”

Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and great-nephew of John F. Kennedy, said the first gift his son received was a Patriots jersey from his father, Joseph P. Kennedy II.

The 37-year-old missed the historic House vote on President Trump’s tax overhaul to be home for his son’s birth. He and his wife, Lauren, have been preparing for their youngest child’s arrival all week in Massachusetts, according to The Boston Globe.


The Brookline couple also have a two-year-old daughter, Eleanor.

“We are exhausted, over the moon and deeply grateful!” Kennedy said.

Congratulations immediately began pouring in from Kennedy’s colleagues.

“Glad to see your family doing well, and excited to welcome another Patriots fan to the mix!” Rep. Seth Moulton said, tweeting his congratulations.

     Once upon a time, there was a man. His name was Joseph Ayuk Atem. He was born on December 31st 1939 in Mbinjong. Son of late Papa Ketchen Takor Robinson and late mama Emilia Besong. Mama Emilia was the first wife of Papa Ketchen Takor and as generous and open hearted as she was, she married 17 other wives and gave them to her husband. The family grew so huge and became a mini village. Joseph then found himself with so many siblings. That is where his steadfast love for family and people was instigated.

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        Towards the teenage, young Joseph moved to Tiko and lived with his elder brother Raymond Atem. He then found a godfather and master who helped enroll him at the Elders and File Primary school where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate a few years later. Joseph served in this master’s house while going to school. The man had eight children. Young Joseph started yearning for children. He then earnestly prayed God to make him like his master. This was the beginning of his life dream to become a father of many.

        Around 1950, his father died and there was nobody to help further his education even though he had passed the entrance examination into Sasse College. He decided to undergo a Radio Engineering Training program in Kumba for two years. At the end of the training, Joseph moved to Mamfe where he opened his radio Repair workshop. Being a young athletic and football lover, he enrolled at the PWD Mamfe then known as Mamfe United as a footballer.

       Joseph was a fervent catholic Christian. He was God fearing and loved God so much. He always called upon God in all the circumstances of his life. And like his namesake Joseph, the father of the Lord, he was focused and so closed to God and listened to Him earnestly. He had prayed to God to give a good wife, whose name would be Maria. One blessed afternoon, while he was idle sitting in front of his workshop, he saw a beautiful girl passing at the other side of the road. He heard a voice saying “there she is”. He went towards the girl and asked her name. She said “Maria”. She was sweet and lovely. That was the starting point of a lifetime love story between Joseph and Maria Enaka Ebai.

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        Joseph and Maria got married at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Mamfe on June 3rd, 1960. Joseph was a sweet, cheerful, caring, loving and faithful husband. After having 6 children, including one who passed away, the family moved to Douala in quest of greener pastures in 1970. Joseph never abandoned his faith. Immediately they established in Douala, the couple started attending the Holy Trinity church, then known as Aumonerie Catholique at Carrefour Anatole. Joseph, growing stronger and stronger in faith and in the knowledge and obedience of God, became President of the Parish Council and later on Vice President of the Catholic Men Association (CMA) then known as CMO. The family grew bigger with the birth of three more children. Joseph’s dream to have eight children like his master had come true! God had answered his prayer!

          Sweet mama Emilia Besong died in 1972. In 1973, Joseph got a job with the fishing company “Crevettes du Cameroun” as a sailor. He worked in this company up till 1990 when the company was liquidated. He then went on early retirement.

         With the death of many of his brothers and sisters, Joseph was not only the father of his biological children. He became the father and godfather of his nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, grandchildren, and children in the family in-law, children in church, children in the neighborhood, and all those who sought refuge in his house. He dedicated his entire life and resources to this great family. He became poor so that they might stand. Lover of education, he made sure that all those who were willing received the best education. He gave equal opportunity to all of them for he never wanted any of his children to depend on the other.

         Joseph readily shepherded this great family, fed them with inexhaustible advice, taught them the fear of God and transmitted them the qualities God had bestowed upon him. Joseph was full of wisdom and temperance, slow in talking and in anger, eager to listen and understand. A man of faith, a man of honor, a man of valor, a man of principles, a man with integrity and a man of his word. A born leader and a role model. Never have Discipline, love, gentleness, strictness, kindness, moral rectitude, firmness, forgiveness, gratefulness, humility, authority and determination blended so perfectly well in a man. Joseph always spoke in proverbs and in parables. Amazing Joseph.

        Joseph celebrated his 54th wedding anniversary on December 27th – 28th 2014 and his 80th birthday on December 31st, 2019. His children lovingly offered him a great party to mark each of these events. His 80th birthday speech was a kind of “farewell” to his people. He also shared the secret of a life with a mission so well accomplished: “choosing Jesus and following Him in a life of obedience”.

        He fell sick in January 2020 and quietly and peacefully rested into the loving arms of the Lord on May 23rd, 2020. Even at the last minute, on his sick bed, with a smile and much assurance, he gave God the Glory. He returned to the Father that sent him. Joseph reminds us so much of the Lord Jesus. Wunderkind Joseph.

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