Joseph Dean Black was born on 8 January 1909. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1931. He served through the ranks to Rear Admiral. He died on 23 June 1997 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Jane Morris Black (11 June 1911-21 February 1981) is buried with him.
In addition, his son, Gregory D. Black, Lieutenant (jg), United States Navy, United States Naval Academy class of 1955, was killed in an aircraft accident on October 30, 1958. Lieutenant Black is buried adjacent to his parents.
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