Joseph F. Walsh
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On December 8, 2012 Joseph F. Walsh lost his battle with cancer, at his home, with his family by his side. Joseph was born in 1945, in Pittston, PA and moved to the Port Morris section of Landing as a child. He has resided in Wantage for the last 33 years. Joseph served as sergeant with the United States Army in the Vietnam War from 1967-1969. He then served for 26 years with the New Jersey State Police, retiring as sergeant. In 1977, Joseph received "The Blue Max," a prestigious, meritorious service award for bravery. After retiring in 1996, he worked as the Head of Security for 9 years at Selective Insurance in Branchville.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Sharon of 42 years; daughter, Kathleen Bailey, her husband Marc and grandson Kellen of Frankford; son, Joseph R. and his wife, Debra Walsh of Wantage; son, Michael of Branchville; brothers, Jerry and wife, Carol of Landing, and Thomas and wife, Margie of Kenvil; sister-in-law, Leslie of Landing; brother-in-law, Ralph Townsend of Netcong; sister-in-law, Barbara Sisko and husband, Joseph (John) of Denville; father-in-law, K. Robert Thompson of Randolph and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother, Margaret; father, Jerome; brother, Patrick; sister, Judy Townsend and nephew, Patrick, Jr.
We ask family and friends to celebrate Joe's life on Wednesday, December 12 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home, 150 Landing Road, Landing, NJ. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, December 13 beginning at 9:00AM at the funeral home. Prayers will be offered at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe's name may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Charitable Foundation, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or to the New Jersey State Police Survivors of the Triangle (NJSPSOTT), 8 Denow Rd., Suite C #385, Pennington, NJ 08534. For further information and to share a fond memory of Joe, please visit www.leberlakeside.com.
Published in Daily Record on Dec. 11, 2012