BYRAM - Joseph Albert Matuska Sr., 96, of Byram, passed away surrounded by his devoted family Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Joseph was born in Linden and lived in the Tremley Point section there for 46 years until moving to Byram in 1962. He was a U.S. Veteran of World War ll where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked as a shipping manager for Dupont in Linden for 46 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion in Stanhope. He was an avid golfer, dancer, bowler and loved being with his family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Anne, and his loving son, Joseph Albert Matuska Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Joanne Dawson, Candy DeVenezia and Emilie Amoroso and her husband, Edward. Joseph also is survived by his sisters, Helen Zullo and Susan Gerlak; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call Monday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Saint Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Nov. 11, 2012