Joseph J. Maura Jr.
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Joseph J. Maura, Jr. J.J. 61, of Hellertown, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the VNA Hospice House of St. Lukes, Lower Saucon Township. He is the husband of Lois M. (Deutsch) Maura. Born in Fountain Hill on June 16, 1949 to Isabel C. (Fuoco) of Bethlehem and the late Joseph J. Maura, Sr. J.J. worked as a Voice-Over for WCAU-TV an affiliate of NBC 10 Philadelphia for the past 20 years until recently retiring. Previously J.J. was employed by QVC-TV, WIP Philadelphia, KQV Pittsburg, WAEB 790, WEEX, and WGPA, under the radio names of Jim Hamilton, Jim Lloyd and J.J. Media. He is a 1967 graduate of Liberty High School and is a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Bethlehem. J.J. served as past Chairman for the Child Evangelism Fellowship of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter for the past 13 years and volunteered for the Camelot House for Children, Allentown. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife of 39 years, and mother; brother, District Magistrate Wayne A. of Bethlehem; daughters, Lisa J. and her husband Brandon J. Tattershall of Buena Vista, CO, Ann M. and her husband R. Eric Shoemaker of Rochester, NY; sons, David A. and his wife Amy C. of Bethlehem, Russell J. and his wife Jennifer L. of Sanford, FL; 12 Grandchildren. Services: Family and friends are invited to call 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Calvary Baptist Church, 111 Dewberry Ave., Bethlehem. The service will be held at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Larry Burd, officiating. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. Hellertown is in charge of arrangements. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Child Evangelism Fellowship of the Greater Lehigh Valley PO Box 3687 Easton, PA 18043 and/or VNA Hospice House of St. Lukes, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
Published by Morning Call on Jul. 30, 2010.
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J.J,. and I worked together briefly at WIP Radio. Our friendship continued when I moved on to WPVI-TV and he was the staff announcer at then-across-the-street WCAU-TV. He was professional, kind, loved his family, and was a man of rare faith. God's peace be with his family and friends.
Bob Timms
July 24, 2021
This reminder of Joe arrived in my email today. It also reminds me of how fleeting life is; how important we all are in the fabric of life; and, how important it is to love in the present moment...because it is truly all we have. Joe Maura was a beautiful person and I know he lives on in the hearts of his brother, Wayne, His beloved mother, Izzy, and his wife and children. I know that you are resting in peace in the arms of your Heavenly Father and reunited with your earthly father in heaven.
Sharon Norris
Friend
July 24, 2020
I knew Joe -- not well, but as a fellow WIPer during my last couple of years there. I was not aware until today of his passing, and wanted even at this late hour to express my regret at his loss. I've been an Alabama resident since '86, retired here in '08, and news of my former life comes infrequently. Rest with God, Joe.
Steve Ross
Coworker
July 24, 2019
Kaaren Kiefer
August 5, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Joseph Friedman and Family
August 4, 2010
I worked with JJ at WIP in 1979-80 and we remained friends when I moved on to WPVI and He to WCAU-TV. He was a dedicated broadcaster, a caring man, and an insightful Christian. Our work schedules made it difficult to stay in touch in recent years. I will always remember his professionalism, and his well-articulated beliefs. Our conversations were always uplifting and chalelnging.

God's peace to his family and friends.
Bob Timms
August 3, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with him at WAEB and was a fan when he worked at WEEX. He was a real gentleman and one of the nicest guys I knew in the business. He was very talented and generous with his time and knowledge. My condolences to all his family members.
Matt Kerr
August 2, 2010
Family and friends will miss JJ as a kind and loving person, friend and supporter. The Phillies and Steelers have lost a loyal fan. God has lost one of his greatest spreaders of his word on this earth, but now has the greatest debater of all time on his side in Heaven. I feel privileged to have known Joe as a good friend and am I so glad that he called me to his side at the end where even in his weakened condition that night he was still offering his support and help to me with a long and sincere prayer.. I truly know that he is at peace. Love you Lois, Joe and family.
Debi Barrett
August 2, 2010
I will always remember Joey as a kind, soft spoken and gentle human being. Joey used every opportunity he had to make a positive impact on others. As a kid, i always looked up to cousin Joey. As an adult, i continue to look up to him. He is a tremendous inspiration to all of us. He will be missed and always be loved.
Robert Tuscano
August 2, 2010
I was so sad to hear of JJ's passing. I knew JJ when he was "JJ Maura" on WAEB-AM. He was one of the kindest people. You did not often find people like him in the wacky radio business. He was always willing to help me in the recording studio or with anything. Even though I only worked with him a short time he left an impression. I am so sorry for your loss and am sorry that such a special person left us too soon.
Barbara Wood
August 2, 2010
Lois & family, thoughts & prayers are with you, may beautiful memories help to ease the pain.
Diane Bartek Herstich
August 2, 2010
JJ lived life to the fullest. He is home and enjoying the presence of Jesus. God bless you, Isabelle, Wayne, Lois, Lisa, Ann, David, and RJ and the grandchildren. He was a truly special person, a great friend, and honorable man who loved God and loved everyone equally.
Candace Weiss
August 1, 2010
Maura Family and Friends,
My deep sympathy to all. We'll always have fond memories of Joe Jr. in our hearts. He served his great family and community with great distinction. God Bless Joe Jr. He has died much too young but may he Rest in Peace. Sincerely,
Larry Kisslinger
August 1, 2010
Dear Amy, Dave and Family,
I'm honored to have known your dad. He was grateful, gracious and kind. He gently touched the lives around him and planted seed of goodness. May his smile remain in your heart forever. Blessing and love, Marie Schultheis
Marie Schultheis
August 1, 2010
When I first met JJ it was when he was known as Jim Lloyd in the early 70's and he had just faced a huge disappointment in a Philadelphia radio experience. We spoke at length about how that turned his life around. He truly turned that obstacle into an opportunity...not just a professional one, but more importantly, a personal one. He also gave my son, Gene Werley, Jr. one of his first opportunities in broacasting. I'm glad he was in my life and wish I had maintained more contact with him.

Gene Werley
July 31, 2010
You know that we treasure the moments we spent with Joe and the family. There is no one we respect more than Joe. The way he led his life, the way he treated people. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and all the people like us who love him and miss him dearly! God Bless Joe Maura!
David & Annette Brunner
July 31, 2010
You know that we treasure the times we spent with Joe and the family. There is no one we respect more than Joe. The way he led his life, the way he treated people. He will always be remembered and loved. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone in the family and friends like us who miss him dearly. God Bless Joe Maura!
July 31, 2010
Isabel, Wayne and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Be at rest knowing that he is away from any pain and suffering. Take strength in knowing that he has left his footprint on many hearts that time will never erase.
Karan and Jan Merkel
July 31, 2010
Isabel, Wayne, and family,
Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May it comfort you that he is at peace now with Our Lord.
Hank & Cindy Wolst
July 30, 2010
Lois and Family,
I was shocked and saddened upon learning
of Josephs passing. The last time I saw
him was many, many years ago as we enjoyed lunch at the King George Inn. We talked about many things that we both enjoyed about the Radio business
we both loved. Our condolences to all
of you at this sad time.
Edison "Ed" Leonard...WKAP,WSAN,WEST &
WGPA
Edison Leonard
July 30, 2010
Lois and Family,

My condolences on Joe's passing.
May you find strength with help from the Lord, family, and friends. Cherish the memories and remember the good times. You and your family are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy.
Jeff
Jeff Demko
July 30, 2010
So sorry to hear about JJ's passing. It was my great privilege to work with him in the past and to have known him as a friend. May the Lord comfort you all. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" (Psalm 116:15).
Rob Vaughn
July 30, 2010
Lois, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa Schroettner
July 30, 2010
Sincere condolences to the entire family.

Peace and Love,
Rocky & Gloria
Rocky ayer
July 30, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Stacey (Kean) Becker
July 30, 2010
What a great guy, Joe. I worked with Joe at WEEX in Easton and have kept in touch throughout the years. A wonderful person with a fun personality and, as we have talked many times on the phone, last saw Joe at the Legends weekend at WEEX about 10-years ago. Joe is now announcing all those who have made to heaven. Best to Lois and family.
Neal
Neal Schiff
July 30, 2010
I am deeply saddened by J.J.'s passing. He was a dear friend and colleague here at WCAU-TV and, to me, will always be the proud voice of our station. He will be sorely missed.
Bob McCone
July 30, 2010
Lois and Family, I am so very sorry about Joey's passing. I loved him dearly and regret the distance that we kept between us all these years. May he rest in peace and may you smile at your memories of your life with him. Please find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. Love, Cousin Carla Tuscano
July 30, 2010
I was so sad to hear about JJ's passing. We worked together at WCAU. When ever he would come to the sales dept he would stop by and talk Steelers football with me. I will think of JJ when the Steelers play! He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Liza Temple
July 30, 2010
Dear Lois,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we are very sorry for your loss.
The Rhodes Family
The Rhodes Family
July 30, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Darryl Green
July 30, 2010
My sincere condolences to you, Lois, and your family.
May Joe - I knew him as "Jim Lloyd" on Rittenhouse Square - Rest in Peace.

- Tom Moran -
July 30, 2010
My condolences to you and your family,Lois.
We shared the good times on Rittenhouse
Square at WIP...
May Jim rest in peace.
- Tom Moran -
July 30, 2010
To Joe's family...we are sorry to learn of Joe's passing, whenever I meet Joe he radiated a spirit of friendship and magnetism. He had a voice on the airwaves and now it will be missed. Our deepest sympathy. Steve and Renate Brosky
steve and renate brosky
July 30, 2010
Dear Lois and Family,
I was so sad to hear about Joseph's passing away. I remember him from when I was a kid at your parent's house. My prayers are with you at this sad time and may you find peace knowing he is in the hands of God now. Sincerely, Lisa (Middlecamp) Gelsebach
Lisa (Middlecamp) Gelsebach
July 30, 2010
Lois - I am so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take things one day at a time.

Love,
Paula & Family
July 30, 2010
Lois,
Let HIM shine HIS light on you and grant you peace. Lois I have known you for many years, but never had an opportunity to meet Joe. I am most certain he was as AWESOME as you!!!

God Bless you my friend and all of your family!!!

Kevin & Jane Hantz
July 30, 2010
To Joe's family...we are sorry to learn of Joe's passing, whenever I meet Joe he radiated a spirit of friendship and magnetism. He was the voice on the airwaves and now he'll be missed. Our deepest sympathy.
Steve and Renate Brosky
July 30, 2010
Lois,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Barry Bachman
July 30, 2010
Death is only hard for those left behind. All our thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and his family. Be at peace Joe.
Rick and Penny Conard
July 30, 2010
Sorry to hear of Joseph's passing
John Kokolus, Lehigh County Deputy
July 30, 2010
Dear Isabel & Wayne, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless. Patti and Jim Meyer
Jim Meyer
July 30, 2010
I am truly sad to hear of J.J.'s passing. I know J.J. through work @ WCAU. I would like to extend my condolences to the entire Maura family. May the Lord grant you Peace.
Julia Ellis
July 30, 2010
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. My thoughts, prayers,love and strenght for you and your mom, love & God Bless Lisa Becker-Padula
July 30, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Let the love and support of your many loving friends hold you up during this difficult time. Our most heartfelt condolences - Jim and Sharon McGee
July 30, 2010
Dearest Lois and Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. We know that your strong faith in the Lord will get you through this difficult time. Call if we can be of help in any way.
April Osterstock
July 30, 2010
He was always there to pray for us and with us. So many memories over the past 44 years, my favorite was the day Joe took Lois and I to breakfast , QVC, shopping and Joe sitting in the back seat reading the newspaper out loud to us. We were teenagers again driving around laughing and enjoying our time together. Our faithful friend will be truly missed.
Detra Rotundo
July 30, 2010
Joey was a beautiful and caring person to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all. He is in the hands of Our Lord and his Father Joseph.

Your Loving Cousin,

Donna Faye Marotta
Woodlyn, Pa (Delaware County)
July 30, 2010
Lois and Family,
So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Find strength in all your memories and special times spent together. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!
With our deepest sympathy,
Cathy (Rufe) and Tom Dennis
Catherine Dennis
July 30, 2010
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