Joseph graduated from Dickinson College, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Betta Kappa, and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Joseph loved the practice of law and was proud to have been chosen as a member of the Joint State Advisory Committee on Eminent Domain. He was an Assistant District Attorney and the Solicitor for the Dauphin County Controller. Joseph was a proud member of the Harrisburg Jewish Community. He supported the Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, and was a member of Ohev Sholom Temple. He was passionate about his Jewish faith and enjoyed raising his family in Harrisburg.