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Joseph N. Baum Jr.

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Joseph N. Baum Jr., 65, peacefully passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Morristown Medical Center, from complications due to pneumonia.
Born and raised in Pompton Plains, Joe had moved to Sussex County 40 years ago. He had served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. Joe had worked as a service technician for over 35 years in the commercial pumps and generators industry.
He was a National Board member of Rolling Thunder Inc., the National Rifle Association, the North American Hunting Club, Vietnam Veterans of America, the United States Golf Association and the Silentia Masonic Lodge 168 in Butler and the Clarksburg Masonic Lodge 87 of Clark.
He was predeceased by his mother, Lois Baum, in 2007 and his sister, Cheryl Azzinaro, in 2012. Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gail (Helfand); his son, Jason Baum, of Sussex; his daughter, Allison Barca and her husband, Joseph, of Vernon; his father, Joseph N. Baum Sr., of Pompton Plains; his brothers, Robert Baum, of Slate Hill, N.Y., and Donald Baum, of North Carolina; his sister, Carol Miller and her husband, Veryl, of Pennsylvania; and his three grandchildren Kayla, Dylan, Lia, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank St. (Route 23), Sussex. Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects to the family Monday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northern New Jersey Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, NNJVMC, P.O. Box 463, Vernon, NJ 07462. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Apr. 19, 2015
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