Joseph Hovsepian '50 May 25, 2023 12:17 PM updated: May 25, 2023 12:28 PM
September 23, 1928 - May 11, 2023
Joseph Hovsepian, “Joe”, “Jo-Ho” entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 11, 2023, surrounded by his family. Joe was born on September 23, 1928, in Armenia. Joe and his family immigrated to the United States from Armenia and then settled in the town of Brookshire, Texas. Joe graduated from Katy High School, class of 1946 as one of 11 members of the graduating class.
He then went on to Texas A&M University earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Chemistry, class of 1950. He was a proud member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets. Joe also served time as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Joe was a true Aggie through and through and bled maroon. He particularly enjoyed watching the Fighting Texas Aggies football games and often attended when he could. He remained an active class leader for the Muster for Texas A&M and was honored to compose pieces for their newsletters. Joe was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed cheering on the Houston Astros. He once had the honor of being a Silver Star member where he acted as a Houston Astros ball boy.
Joe was a very passionate and hard worker throughout his life. He held positions at Dow Chemical, Foster Wheeler, Mustang Engineering, Burns and McDonnell, C B & I Constructors, and Litwin. Later in life, Joe desired to obtain his liquor license to act as a wine sampler, as he never truly retired and was always searching for another work opportunity. Throughout his employment, Joe established many lasting friendships and impacted numerous individuals.
Joe’s favorite pastime was entertaining, whether it be hosting family get-togethers, reminiscing of his past endeavors, or attending various events; you could always find him chatting up someone with a drink in hand. Joseph Hovsepian truly never met a stranger and always had a story. Another favorite activity of Joe’s was looking for antiques, he was able to continue this hobby through tending to his and his wife’s antique store, Just Stuff. Joe was also an avid traveler and visited many places around the world. Joe was known throughout his subdivision for his grandiose Christmas display that he would assemble yearly, where he often won the award for “Best Decorated House”. His most favorite hobby was grocery shopping. He never missed an opportunity to pick up any unique items he could find and was always on the hunt.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Shirley Ann Benoit Hovsepian, niece, Nicole Kerr Kuehn, and husband Daniel Kuehn, three great nieces, Haley, Emma and Kylee Kuehn, brother-in-law, Doug Benoit and adopted family and neighbors Rod, Tammy, and Addison Seeley as well as many others.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Isabel Brookshire, stepfather, Howard H. Brookshire and sister, Lucelie H. Kerr.
All who had the pleasure of knowing Joe will miss his stories, charm, and infectious personality.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the Sugar Land Methodist Hospital medical personnel who looked after Joe until the very end.