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Joseph Dorsey

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Joseph Dorsey

AGE: 86 • Piscataway

Joseph Dorsey, 86, of Piscataway, died on Friday, January 11, 2013 at JFK Medical Center in Edison. He was born in Hillside. Joseph lived in Kearny and Hillside, having lived most of his life in Piscataway. He married Edna Reinhart in 1953 and had 4 children. Joseph served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1946 - 1948. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC with the 319th Glider Artillery Battalion. After the war, Joseph was an auto mechanic by trade, having his own garage from 1953 to 1965. He most enjoyed fishing and crabbing trips with his family at the Jersey shore.

Joseph was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Joseph was predeceased by his wife, Edna Reinhart Dorsey, who died in 1997, his son, Paul and daughter, Vivian Shvidrik. Surviving is Joseph's daughter, Diane Dodds and her husband Tim of Silver Springs, FL and his son, Thomas of Piscataway, 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:00AM at Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave. in Dunellen. Burial to follow at Lake Nelson Cemetery in Piscataway. Visiting is from 7-9PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph's name to JFK Haven Hospice, 65 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820 is much appreciated. For further information, please visit our website at sheenanfh.com

Published in Courier News on Jan. 14, 2013
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