Joseph Emory Hardesty, 90, who worked for many years at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, died Jan. 25 of cancer at a
treatment center at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville. He lived in Silver Spring.
Mr. Hardesty was born in Washington and graduated from McKinley Technical High School. He served in the Navy as a Seabee
during World War II and participated in Normandy landings just after D-Day.
He had worked for the Bureau of Engraving before the war and rejoined the bureau after his return. He was a metalsmith and
sheet-metal specialist and retired in 1971.
He enjoyed boating and fishing and was a member of the American Legion.
His first wife, Kathleen Huntington Hardesty, died in 1970.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Dorothy Hardesty of Silver Spring.