Read more:Douse Joseph S. age 82. Passed away peacefully on August 10, 2012 in Southfield, MI. Wife, Marie (Gaither) and sons, Michael and Darwin preceded Joseph in death. Joseph was a retiree of General Motors. Joseph played professional baseball for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues in 1952-1953 and was a member of the Michigan Chapter of Negro League Baseball Players.