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Joseph Paul, age 65, of Haledon, formerly of Carlstadt, on Monday, June 17, 2013. Born in Jersey City, Joseph had lived in Carlstadt for most of his life before recently moving to Haledon. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he received numerous awards, including the Army Commendation Medal and a Purple Heart. After the war, he worked for Exxon-Mobil and was a member of the Elks Club and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Joseph was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Gentile) Lopez. Loving father of Vincent Lopez and his wife Jennifer of Hampstead, NC, and Steven Lopez and his wife Mary Ann of Hawthorne. Dear grandfather of John Lopez, Isabella Lopez, Nick Lopez and Ava Lopez. Dearest brother of John Lopez and his wife Elaine of Carlstadt, and Joanne Haines and her fiancé Tom Berta of Carlstadt. Funeral will be at 9 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Cremation will be private. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001. (www.browningforshay.com)
Published in The Record/Herald News on June 18, 2013