Joseph P. Rais (Papa Joe), 81, passed away Oct. 26, 2012 in Mesa, AZ. He was born in Globe AZ, Jan. 17, 1931. He served in the AF during the Korean War. He is survived by wife, Ruth (Allred) Rais, children, Sandra (Bill Brower), W. Sevey (Maggie) Sherman, Patricia (Mark) Williams, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was in retail for many years, but was best known as the owner of Country Crossing Restaurant in Gilbert, AZ. He was an ASU graduate, a big fan of ASU sports and loved to golf. Funeral services are Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 at 10 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of the Valley or the Gilbert Fire Department.