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Joseph R. Desmelyk

1944 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Joseph R. Desmelyk Obituary
Joseph R. Desmelyk

AGE: 72 • Forked River, NJ

Joseph R. Desmelyk, age 72 of Forked River, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Tallwoods Care Center, Bayville. Joseph was born in Summit and raised in Berkeley Heights. He moved to Forked River in 1973. Joe worked for himself as an over the road truck driver for 30 years and worked for Dockside Marine Supply, retiring in 2013. He was a "very deep thinker" and enjoyed a good debate; his favorite line was "Let me ask you a question". Joe was a car and motorcycle enthusiast. He collected items and enjoyed repurposing them, many times giving them to people who were in need of it.

Joseph was predeceased by his mother Doris Desmelyk in 2014 and his brother Robert Desmelyk in 1998.

He is survived by his brother, John and his wife Cindi and his sister, Doris Unruh and her husband Bill. Also surviving are his 4 nephews, Robert Desmelyk (Jen), John Desmelyk (Susan), Steven Desmelyk and Chris McConnel (Denise) and 1 niece Erin Foster (Bill), along with many great nieces, great nephews and close friend, Mary Radmore. The family wishes to thank the staff of Tallwoods Care Center for the many years of support, love and friendship.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 8:30 am until the time of service at 10:30 am at the Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Rt. 9 (aka North Main Street), Forked River, NJ 078731. Interment shall follow at Good Luck Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the (), Chapter #81, P.O. Box 756, Forked River, NJ 08731 in Joseph's memory.
Published in Beach Haven Times & Asbury Park Press from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2017
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