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Joseph J., of Denville, formerly of Oradell, for 54 years passed away on August 26, 2014 at the age of 91. During World War II, he was stationed in England with the 8th Air force and he had 17 bombing missions. After the war, Joseph graduated from Michigan State University where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He was an active member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics where he enjoyed building and flying Model Airplanes. He is survived by his wife MaryJane of 63 years. Loving father to Leslie Lafrano and her husband Joel, Hope Sferra, Marc Beshar and his partner Daniel Piatek, and Luke Beshar and his wife Annette. Dear brother to Florence Nakashian and Robert Beshar. Cherished grandfather to George, Michael, Daniel, Emily, Luke, Scott, Olivia and Ana. Also survived by two great-grandchildren. His funeral will be on Saturday at 9 AM from the William G. Basralian Funeral Home 559 Kinderkamack Road Oradell thence to Sacred Heart RC Church Haworth for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Interment following Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Visiting Friday 4-8 PM. Donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church or Compassionate Care Hospice 350 Sparta Avenue, Building B/Suite 2, Sparta, NJ 07871.
William G Basralian Funeral Service
559 Kinderkamack Rd Oradell, NJ 07649
Published in The Record on Aug. 28, 2014