Obituary: Joseph J. Senter

Joseph Jerome Senter, 58, died peacefully on January 27th, after a long battle with cancer, at his residence in Niceville, FL.

Joe was born on May 24th, 1962 in Hanover, PA.  He was a father, husband, brother, and son.  Joe leaves behind his loving and caring wife, Suphaphon (Aom) Senter and daughter, Angelica Senter at home and his daughter, Mirijam Senter and son, Dario Senter, residing in Mannheim, Germany.

Joe also leaves his father, Burleigh Senter, Stepmother, Loretta Senter, and brother Timothy Senter of North Carolina and sisters, Shirley Leonhardt, Susanna Cook, Patricia Senter Bealmear and Kathryn Senter, all in Pennsylvania, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.  Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred Elaine (Tully) Senter and his stepsister, Rae Ann Senter Blesi.

Joe attended Spring Grove High School with the class of 1981 and later received his GED and joined the Army.  He found great success and belonging in the military.  He served in the Army as an Infantryman and later served in four branches of the military as a Department of Defense Civilian.  He was an excellent marksman and highly credentialed in Government Information Technology with a multitude of certifications in technology and Cyber Security.  He was one of six men chosen by Major Generals, and the first ever to pass, an intense six-hour certification in tech security. 

Joe was a world traveler via his career, residing in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and many locations in the United States.  He immersed himself into the culture of each country he lived in and learned what he could of the language and culture.  He fluently spoke German, basic Thai and basic Italian, as well as his native language, English.  Joe developed a passion for photography and captured beauty in the everyday world around him.  Joe was a genuine man.  He had an infectious smile and was funny, engaging, loving, and cared deeply for his family and his friends. 

Joe will be terribly missed by his family, friends, co-workers, and all who knew and loved him. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 5, 2021, at 6 PM, at Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 306 Harrisburg St., East Berlin, with Rev. Tony Wallen officiating.  A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, from 5 PM until the time of the service.  Memories may be shared at

(This obituary was originally published here)