Age 93, of East Lansing, MI, passed away June 25, 2015. Joseph was born January 4, 1922, in Boston, MA, son of the late Monroe and Millie Schlesinger. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a distinguished political science professor at Michigan State University.
Joseph is survived by his wife Mildred, his son and daughter, and many other family members, friends and colleagues.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 1924 Coolidge Rd., East Lansing, with Rabbi Amy B. Bigman officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.