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Jonathan Lawrence (Pooder) Joseph

January 30, 1998 ~ July 21, 2020 (age 22)

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Jonathan Lawrence Joseph, 22, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on July 21, 2020.  Born on January 30, 1998 in Lewiston, NY, he was the son of Cheryl A. Joseph and the late Donald Rodgers and the step-son of Raymond Wilson.

Pooder, as he was affectionally known to family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 2016.

In addition to his mother and step-father, Pooder is survived by two daughters, Nalah and Samiyah Joseph; siblings, Devon Robinson, Keyon Wilson, Janelle Wilson, Donald Rogers, Jr., Shaquan Rogers, Quannie Rogers, Delvonte Griffin and Davida Mallory; a grandfather, John Joseph; his godmother, Joan Hudson; aunts and uncles, John Joseph, Jr., Clarence Joseph, Marie Jospeh, Mattie Joseph, Nellie (Carlos) Miller, Jackie Joseph, Elaine Joseph and Camillya Joseph and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his grandmother, Nellie Joseph.

The family will be present on Monday, July 27th from 12-3 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007). Flowers are gratefully declined.  Donations may be made to Pooder’s mother, Cheryl Joseph, 2912 20th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305. ****All occupancy, PPE and social distancing guidelines will be practiced. As you prepare to attend, please be mindful to bring face coverings and the current capacity restrictions may cause delayed entry. Thank you for your comfort, support and understanding.**** Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander.  Share condolences and later view his tribute video by visiting Pooder’s tribute page at

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To Pooder's mother, Cheryl Joseph
2912 20th Street, Niagara Falls NY 14305

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