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Joseph F. Urich

(Daily Record)

AGE: 72
Joseph F. Urich, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away suddenly on December 7, 2010. Joe was born on March 25, 1938, in New York City to Joseph and Janina Urich. He was a longtime Chatham Township resident. Joe was a graduate of Brooklyn Tech, Manhattan College (B.E.E., 1959), and NYU (M.E.E., 1962), as an electrical engineer, Eta Kappa Nu. He had a 34 year career with Bell Laboratories, and later Bellcore. Joe loved the outdoors and his workshop. He was an active Boy Scout and leader during his youth; championed the United Way during his career; and recently volunteered at the Sage Furniture Workshop and sang bass with the Morris Music Men. He and Margaret traveled extensively.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret; son Joe and his wife Lisa; daughter, Deborah Frank and husband, Keith; daughter Elizabeth Boonin and husband, Michael. He is also survived by his sisters Janina Sheehan and Virginia Driver, and his treasured grandchildren, Sarah, Jared, Carter, Michael, William, and James.
A memorial service to celebrate Joe's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Chatham Township on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 1:30 p.m. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 2 to 5 pm at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Chatham. All those wishing to remember Joe are invited. For further information or to send the family a condolence, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations to the Chatham Emergency Squad would be greatly appreciated.

Published in Daily Record on Dec. 10, 2010
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