Joseph Alexander Halliday Sr. Dies at 70

Joseph Alexander Halliday Sr.

Beloved father and brother Joseph Alexander Halliday Sr., also known to many as Rogo Joe, “Joe Percy”” or “Cumpy” to many of his childhood friends, died on April 11 at the age of 70.

Joseph Halliday Sr. is preceded in death by his parents: Robert Halliday and Rachael Halliday.

Joseph Alexander Halliday Sr. is survived by his wife, Jasmine Halliday; his seven children: Cheryl Halliday of New Jersey, Machinist Mate Nuclear; Chief Rasheem Halliday, United States Navy; Rasheema Halliday of New Jersey; Tesean Halliday of Florida; Joseph Halliday Jr. of New York; Avril Smith; and Carlene Joseph of New York.

He is also survived by sisters: Ellen Blondel of St. Kitts, Jessica Halliday-Liburd, Daslyn Halliday-DeGennaro of New Jersey, Ezeth Halliday of Maryland, Oriella Rouse and Tamisha Halliday Dorway; and brothers: Percy Mitcham of Maryland and George Halliday of the UK.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Area (Kool) Halliday, Richard (Spleng) Halliday, Wingrove (Pancho) Halliday and Henry (Shark) Phipps.

Joseph also leaves behind many grandchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Joseph Halliday Sr. are being held at the Dan Hurley Home for Funerals.  The first viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, May 16, at Dan Hurley Home for Funerals.

The second viewing will be held at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m., Friday, May 17, at Dan Hurley Home for Funerals. The interment will be at Eastern Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dan Hurley Home for Funerals and Cremation Centers of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. For online condolences or to share a special memory, visit our website at