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Vile, Joel D.

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Joel D. Vile, 84, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away at his home on June 15, 2017. Funeral services were held Monday, June 19, 2017, at Louis Memorial Chapel; interment followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Village Shalom, Congregation Beth Shalom or charity of your choice.

Joel was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Hy and Bella Vile. He was a veteran in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. Joel graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a degree in printing management. After graduation, he joined Vile Goller Printing Company eventually becoming president. Joel also became the managing director of Fine Arts Limited in Dublin, Ireland. 

Joel served on many boards, which include Security Bank, Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation (vice president), City of Fountains Foundation (vice president), Eddie Jacobson Foundation (president), Jewish Community Campus (president), Beth Shalom Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services and Village Shalom (chairman of the board). Joel was honored as “Man of the Year” in 1988 from the Printing Industry Association of Kansas City. He and his wife, Sue, were honored with Excellence in Aging Award by Village Shalom.

Joel is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Serena Grinpas and Rae Block. He is survived by his wife, Sue Vile; his four children, Shlomo (Rina Shoshana), Sheldon (Diane), Diane, and Rachel (Michael Gotthelf); 10 grandchildren; and sister, Leslie Schultz.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.louismemorialchapel.com. 

Arrangements by The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.