Joseph Schauer Jr., 70, St. Augustine, died Sept. 12, 2013, at Flagler Hospital. Joe was born on Aug. 11, 1943, in West Orange, N.J. He was raised in Cliffwood Beach and Laurence Harbor and graduated from Sayreville High School in 1961. He moved to Manville, N.J., where he met and married his "bride," Veronica Budai in 1964.
Joe worked for New Departure-Hyatt Bearing, Div. of General Motors Corp. in Clark, N.J., for 20 years, then for Inland, Div. of GMC in Dayton, Ohio, for 10 years before retiring and moving to St. Augustine in 1995. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Elkton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Theresa Schauer, and a sister, Marlene Ryan.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Veronica Schauer, St. Augustine; three children, Joseph M. Schauer, St. Augustine, David Schauer (Anne), Cumming, Ga., Cynthia M. Schauer, Highland Beach; a sister, Rosemarie Bailey (Roger), Laurence Harbor; two grandchildren, Gabriela and David Schauer; and many nieces and nephews.
He has been cremated and a memorial Mass will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Church. A reception will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Meals on Wheels, Council on Aging, 180 Marine Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.