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Joseph J. Katona Jr.


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Joseph J. Katona Jr. Obituary
LAWRENCE - Joseph J. Katona Jr., 83, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at home.
Born in Trenton, he had been a resident of Lawrenceville for 56 years. Joseph retired as a master chief from the United States Navy. After his retirement from the Navy, he became a police officer in Lawrence Township and retired as a captain. Some of his hobbies included fishing and hunting. Joe was a member of the Princeton Masonic Lodge No. 38.
Son of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Ethel Katona, husband of the late Patricia C. Katona, he is survived by his children, Cynthia J. Parsons, Joseph J. Katona III, Lawrence J. Katona and Christopher J. Katona; his grandchildren, Mary Jo Katona-Acosta, Diane Marie, Joseph John IV, Marc Anthony Alphonse, Jake, Collin and Michael Parsons, Clifton Hughes, Daniel Lawrence Katona, Joshua Allen Katona and Christopher J. Katona Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Alexander Matthew, Breyonna Alica and Antonio Manuel; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Judy Katona and Leslie and Barbara Katona; his nephew and nieces, Leslie Jr., Gloria Lee, Tracey Leigh and Stacey Lin.
A viewing for Joseph will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial services will take place on Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. in the outside pavilion at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, North Hanover Township.
Memorial donations may be made in Joseph's memory to American Legion Post, 414 100 Berwyn Place, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, or to the Masonic Home of New Jersey, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ 08016.
For directions or to leave a condolence for the family please visit www.poulsonvanhise.com.
Published in The Trentonian on Apr. 29, 2014
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