Iossif (Joe) Gressis Obituary – Death

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Iossif (Joe) Gressis Obituary – Death

The death of Iossif (Joe) Gressis came as a shock to friends and loved ones. This is such a sad time for the family and loved ones Joe has left behind, he was referred to as “an incredible pillar of our community” in the official statement released by La Plata Volunteer Fire Department. The cause of Joe’s death has not been revealed yet at the time of this publication but we will make sure to update all the necessary information as it unfolds.

Funeral arrangement

There is no news yet from the family concerning funeral arrangements or visitation time. Nothing prepares a person for the loss of a loved one and so at a dire time like this, we extend our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased.


Family, friends and loved ones have taken to their social media platforms to pour out their heartfelt condolences:

La Plata Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
“There are absolutely no words to express the loss of an incredible pillar of our community. The man that would and DID share whatever he had with others. The man that brought everyone together. We are absolutely heartbroken with the loss of Iossif (Joe) Gressis. Joe has been a bright light in our community demonstrating grit, determination, compassion, teamwork, and so much more. His impact on La Plata and Charles County is one we should all seek to emulate. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gressis family, his restaurant staff, and his many friends. Joe, thank you for all you did for our department and community!”

Sheryl Jones
“Well said! Such a tragic loss for the community! Joe was the person we all aspire to be. Love and prayers for Joe and his family.💞”

Linda Gordon
“This is such a shock, thank you for you have done for the community, you will be greatly miss..thoughts and prayers for the family and community RIP Joe”

Jeanie Cox
“Most Heartbreaking….can’t say enough words to express what a good, kind-hearted young man he was…prayers to his family, his co workers and to his many friends….he had a smile for everyone….Miss you Joe!”