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“Joe introduced me to Atlantic City and I went on countless junkets with him and my friends. He showed me the ropes and I'll never forget that. He was...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Sorrentino - Northville, MI

“I'm so sorry to learn that Joe has passed away. I was fortunate to work along side him with Travel Hot Link while Joe shared office space in the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Cachimbo - Delray Beach, FL

“It is hard to express in words the grief that accompanies Joe's death. I met Joe, when I was dating Tom 42 years ago. He became my friend as much as...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: BJ Bustance - Troy, MI - Friend

“Sending my prayer to the entire Fahoome Family , during this very difficult time with the loss of your dear brother Joe , he was a wonderful man I...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: kelly ruggirello ruggirello - MI

“Loved traveling with Joe as his photographer to the Bahamas, Kentucky Derby, Mardi Gras!! Those were some good times. The dinners at his mother's on...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Glenn and Ricki Smith - MI

“Uncle Joe was not a blood relative, but that didn't matter: he was closer to my parents, my brother, and me than any of our blood relatives. I was...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jenny Bustance - San Diego, CA

“I was so sorry to hear about Joe's passing, but thankful his suffering is over. Joe and I spent many good times together over the years, that I will...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Thomas Bustance - Troy, MI

“God bless your soul dear cousin, you always inspired me to be tougher. A rare combination of tough and sweet, funny and charming. I will continue...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: John Farkas - Owosso, MI - Family

“He was a good man, Joe treated me like family from the day we met. He will be missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Rob Gallo - Harrison Twp., MI

Joseph John Fahoome, age 68 of Harrison Township, Michigan went to Heaven on Friday, April 5, 2019. He was born on September 16, 1950 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Rose Mary (nee: Rice) Fahoome.

Joe's grandfather emigrated from Lebanon while his grandmother and their daughter stayed behind, giving him time to become established in the states. The family was reunited 10 years later, and eventually his mother, Rose Mary, was born along with four more children. The family settled in Detroit where Rose eventually married the love of her life, John J. Fahoome. He was a Syrian man who was a Golden Glove Boxer, and served in the Coast Guard during WW2. His tough exterior was no match for big heart. Joe was the eldest of the couple's three boys, followed by Tony and Tom. The family owned grocery stores in the heart of the Motor City with some of the Motown greats, like Dianna Ross, as customers. The boys lost their beloved father at a young age when Joe, only 16, became the head of the household. He helped raise his brothers of whom he was very proud, always bragging about how smart and talented they are and what amazing men they became. Joe and his brothers adored their hard-working mother and treated her like a queen. At the tender age of 18, Joe married his sweetheart, Lisa, and they had three daughters, Michelle, Nicole and Danielle.

Joe and his brothers learned carpentry skills from their Uncle Chris and built homes for the family with their own hands. The boys built a home on Applegrove for Joe, Lisa and the girls. Additionally, they built their mother not one, but two houses which were sanctuaries where Rose lovingly prepared delicious dinners for family gatherings every Sunday. Joe's girls, along with his nephew, John, were raised in part on those sweet Sundays. Many beautiful memories were made in these homes and the family bond was always treasured.

Though he came from humble beginnings, Joe had an entrepreneurial nature. While working in the travel industry he had an opportunity to purchase Sky World Holidays and took it to new heights. Eventually he owned and operated V.I.P. Junkets, hosting trips to Las Vegas, Atlantic City, the Bahamas and many more locations. He treated his customers like family and many became dear friends.

Joe grew up riding motorcycles and driving Corvettes. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing and was fortunate to take fishing trips with his brothers in Costa Rica. He also discovered a talent for martial arts, and with much hard work and determination earned his first degree black belt in Karate. Though he won many intense fights, he beamed as he gently gave his grandsons karate lessons. He was also known to enjoy tea parties with his sweet granddaughters. Joe was always the life of the party, yet he found peace and solace on "his" beach in Florida where he enjoyed walking along the water. The beach was his home and he thrived when sharing it with his loved ones. He was able to reside in his Florida condo as long as he did because of the loving care and support from Tammy, who dedicated herself to maintaining his best quality of life.

Joe touched so many with his kindness, generosity and loving spirit which knew no bounds. He had a way of making others feel special and valued. He revered the Lord. He fiercely loved and protected his family. Joe will be missed immensely and loved eternally,…or as he would say, "forever and always."

Joseph was the beloved father of Michelle (Bobby) Kim, Nicole Fahoome, and Danielle (Tony) Fasulo. Dearest brother of Anthony "Tony" (Tammy) Fahoome and Tom (Peppy) Fahoome. Loving grandfather ("Papa") of Andrew, Luke, Nicholas, Musa and Lola. Cherished uncle of John Fahoome.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

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