Joseph Frank Errante, 62, of Atkins, formerly of Phoenix, Arizona, died Thursday, June 24, 2021, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, Arkansas. The son of Joseph and Marie (Catalano) Errante, he was born April 9, 1959, in Portland, Oregon. He married Brenda (Crain) Errante, on May 5, 1984, at Visalia, California.
Joseph was a United States Navy Veteran, serving as a nuclear propulsion operator onboard the Navy’s Permit-Class, submarine, the USS Barb SSN-596, from February, 1979 to February, 1985. Following his military career, he worked as a Control Room Operator and Trainer with the Arizona Public Service. During the last six years of his life, he and Brenda spent time abroad where he worked as a control room operator trainer at Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in the UAE. He was a proud member of the Arizona Submarine Veterans Perch Base of Phoenix.
Joseph loved his family and coached his children & teams through youth soccer. He attended the Church of the Nazarene where he faithfully served as an usher greeting & seating worshippers. He enjoyed visiting military museums, learning about military aircraft, and reading books on military history.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a brother, Raymond Errante. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Brenda Errante; their son, Anthony Errante (Britney) of Buckeye, AZ; two daughters, Gabriella Mendez (Anthony) of Russellville; and Juliana Errante of Atkins; his mother, Marie Errante of St. Helens, OR; a brother, Louis Errante of Stafford, Virginia; and six wonderful grandchildren who were his pride & joy of life.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the J. Herman Humphrey Dignity Cremation Center. The family will hold a memorial service in Phoenix at a later date with interment of cremains at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Internet obituary and on-line guest book are available at www.humphreyfuneral.com.