Joseph Carmody Retired SSA employee

February 07, 1994

Joseph Carmody, retired director of the Bureau of Data Processing Accounts at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn, died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. He was 82.

He moved from Severna Park to West Chester, Pa., after he retired in 1976.

He began working at the SSA, then in Baltimore, 40 years earlier. He served in the Army during World War II.

Born in Butte, Mont., he was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and of the Georgetown University law school.

After his retirement, he was financial officer of the West Chester Senior Center and took nearly 40 courses at West Chester

University.

He is survived by his wife, the former Genevieve M. Sosnowski; a son, Robert J. Carmody of Downingtown, Pa.; two daughters, Mary M. Knapp of West Chester and Elaine F. Dow of Annapolis; two brothers, Edward Carmody of Sun City, Ariz., and Brother Owen Carmody, O.C.S.O., of Trappist, Ky; two sisters, Mary G. Carmody and Isabelle Bugni, both of Butte; and eight grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Thursday in West Chester.

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