Joseph S. Cerasa Jr.
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Joseph S. Cerasa Jr.

AGE: 70 • Shrewsbury

Joseph S. Cerasa Jr., 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was born on Dec. 12, 1944 to the late Joseph and Mary Cerasa. Joseph graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Masters in Business Administration from Monmouth University in West Long Branch and proudly served our country in the U.S. Army, National Guard as a 2nd Lt., Military Police. He was the distinguished owner of Caesar's Creations Inc. in Red Bank, a passionate businessman for 44 years. Joseph was a resident of Shrewsbury for 38 years.

Joseph will be fondly remembered as an incredible father, a loving husband, a wonderful brother-in-law, an amazing uncle and grand-uncle, and a true friend to all. He was an animated speaker, an avid businessman, a sports car collector and known for his remarkable sense of humor.

He was predeceased by his brother, Salvatore Cerasa. Surviving is his loving wife of 26 years, Mary L. Cerasa; his only daughter, Mary Elise Cerasa; his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Nicholas Lepre; his sister-in-law, Barbara Cerasa; his aunts, Julie Coppa and Dorothy Fortus; his six nieces and nephews, Rosemary and Andrew Foreman, Kathleen and Theodore Mariolis, Nicole and Timothy Wittke, and six grandnieces and nephews, Jacob, Alex, Constantine, Cienna, Timothy, and Rachel.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave., Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Church of the Nativity. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association. Please visit Joseph's memorial website available at

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Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 27, 2015.
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March 29, 2015
I met Joe years ago as a fellow jeweler ; knowing i was new to the business he was kind and sharing. Caesars Creations was the number one fine jewelry store in the area and i looked up to them. We recently spoke about his retirement and how he would enjoy the new found free time . I was saddened to hear of his passing and hope he is enjoying his new free time in gods hands. sincerely, Joseph Romanowski,Goldtinker Jewelers
joseph romanowski
March 29, 2015
Joe was one of a kind, a good man and hard worker that would always tell you what he thought! A great friend to my father as well, those two spent endless hours talking and talking lol, gonna miss you Joe, say hello to your brother Sal, God Bless!
Vance Jr valente
March 27, 2015
Joe you will be truly missed my friend I will never forget you. Love Canio
Canio Paradiso
March 27, 2015
My condolences to the family. Joe was an incredible man, passionate, loyal and good to the core. It was always a pleasure to chat with him at his adored store.
Mayor Pasquale Menna
Pasquale Menna
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