Joseph Makara

Joseph Makara

AGE: 72 • Parlin

Joseph Makara, age 72, of the Parlin section of Sayreville passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his home. Born in Brooklyn, New York he has resided in Parlin for the past 48 years. Before his retirement 6 years ago he was the owner and operator of Galaxy Steel Door in South Plainfield which he owned for 20 years. Mr. Makara was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

He is predeceased by his wife, Camille Battista Makara in 2008 and by his parents, Andrew and Rachel Makara. Surviving are his daughter, Antoinette Makara; his son, Andrew Makara and his wife Jennifer all of Sayreville; his grandsons, Michael Smith and Andrew Makara; his great grandson, Mason Michael Smith and his sisters, Maryann Di Giacomo and Letitia Makara.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 8pm at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin with private cremation to follow. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Friday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Letters of condolence may be sent to the family at

Published in Home News Tribune on Mar. 7, 2013