More detail on this person: COLLEYVILLE - Joseph Henry Bridges, 63, died June 8, 2006, of
sudden heart failure at the Las Colinas Medical Center. Memorial Service: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8,
at the home of the Bridges Family. A brief reception will follow the service.
Joseph Henry Bridges was born Jan. 23, 1943, in Greensboro, N.C.
He graduated from the Wake Forest University in 1965, majoring in political science. He was the treasurer of the Wake Forest chapter of the Theta Chi fraternity. Joseph received his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and did further post-graduate work at The Wharton School.
He was a captain in the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War, where he flew rescue helicopters. During his tour, he received a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross medals.
Joseph began his business career at the Bank of North Carolina, rising to vice president of finance. He became the comptroller of Tower Federal Credit Union in Washington, D.C., and then accepted the position of president of the Treasury Dept. Federal Credit Union. After moving to Dallas, he became the controller of the American Airlines Federal Credit Union. He finished his career as an international finance consultant at Verizon.
Survivors: He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Susan; his daughters, Jenaffer Ansley, Juliana Cailtin, and Kelley Cristan Martinek; his son-in-law, Rob Martinek; his granddaughter, Zoey Skye; and his brother, George Bridges.
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