Joseph Edward Sefershayan
1963 - 2022
BORN
1963
DIED
2022
FUNERAL HOME
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY
Joseph Edward Sefershayan, 58, beloved husband, father, son, brother, brother- in-law, uncle, friend and local bartender died unexpectedly on January 1, 2022 in Bayonne, New Jersey. Joseph "Joe Sef" Sefershayan was born on April 17, 1963 in Staten Island, New York. He is the son of Frances Sefershayan (Careccia) and the late Edward Sefershayan. He attended St. Teresa's School in Castleton Corners and Susan E. Wagner High School where he ran cross country and excelled in track with participation in the Penn Relays. He earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the College of Staten Island. It was during that time that Joe was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Tamony which played in various venues in the NY area and his love of music would continue to be a lifelong passion. While attending the College of Staten Island, he met his loving wife of 34 years, Beth Sefershayan (Widener). Joe and Beth married in 1987 at St Teresa's and raised two daughters, Katelynn, 32, and Melissa, 29. Joe had a long career in retail management, starting with Runner's World on New Dorp Lane which he owned with his father and ending his career at Staples in Jersey City. Aside from his day job, Joe worked as "Staten Island's Only Singing Bartender" and was awarded "Barkeepoftheweek" by the Staten Island Advance. Joe Sef served drinks and songs to thousands of people at many bars on Staten Island for 35 years and most recently tended at The Kettle Black on Forest Avenue. Joe was the life of the party and made everything fun. He loved his crumb cake, singing karaoke, and playing his guitar. Joe loved spending time with his wife and daughters in their Westerleigh home of 24 years, and relaxing with his dogs and "grand" dogs. He looked forward to family events and making memories with his extended family as well. Joe is survived by his wife, Beth, his daughters Katelynn and Melissa, his mother, Frances, his brother, Vincent Sefershayan and wife Cazzy, his sister Victoria Taylor and her husband David, sister Sabrina Sefershayan, brother-in-law Robert Widener and his wife Kristen, sister-in-law Robin Ludwig and husband Jeff and brother-in-law Michael Whalen. Joseph's passing was preceded by his father and sister Regina Whalen. He is also survived by 17 loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Thursday, departing at 10:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa's R.C. Church at 10:45 am. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Family and friends may visit on Tuesday from 3:00 pm-9:00 pm and Wednesday 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Due to the mandate by the Governor, all visitors must wear masks! Matthew Funeral Home, Inc. 2508 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, NY 10314 (718) 761-5544
Published by Staten Island Advance from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2022.
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3:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Jan
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Visitation
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
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5
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Jan
6
Funeral
10:00a.m.
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Jan
6
Mass of Christian Burial
10:45a.m.
St. Teresa's R.C. Church
NY
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To the Sefershayan family, my truly heartfelt sympathy. May your wonderful memories of a great man give you some comfort. Love, cousin Lorraine DiPaolo
Lorraine DiPaolo
Family
January 10, 2022
I can not offer any adequate words on this shocking tremendous loss. I love Joey with all my heart and pray that somehow you can endure this pain and let each one of those pictures resonate in your heart and head always. He loved you guys like no other and he will be missed EVERY day for the rest of my life . I love you guys and I am here . His smile is amazing and his love is eternal.
Your sister
January 8, 2022
I met joe in high school and have seen him since either when he was at work or somewhere here on the island. A true, genuinely nice person. No matter when i saw him, he had a smile on his face, and i am sure that he is smiling down on the loved ones that he left behind....
Henri perez
January 7, 2022
As the owner/runner of Pennyfeathers, Joe was a great person. Business neighbors for 20 years, there is so much to remember. Miss you Joe!! Condolences to Beth, his children and his brother Vincent and family.
Phil Berardi
Friend
January 7, 2022
It is with great sadness that I read of Joe's passing. My deepest sympathy to brother Vin and Joe's family. I was his PE teacher at SWHS and spent many memorable times with him at his business on New Dorp Lane.
Alex Flint
School
January 6, 2022
Our deepest condolences to the family. Joe was an amazing man and an honor to have known him. Sincerely and deepest love, Dominic and Danielle
Dominic Elia Danielle Norton
January 5, 2022
Beth, I am so very sorry for your profound loss. Joe was a great guy and always made people happy! I can´t think of too many memories of time spent growing up at St. Teresa without Sef. Please extend my condolences to your daughters and the entire Sefershayan family. May He Rest In Peace until we all meet again.
Lorraine Ochlan
January 5, 2022
I am sorry for your loss ! Thinking of you Beth and your girls
Lori Stumpf
January 5, 2022
I have known Joe since we were 14. An amazing friend and person. Gone too soon. Already missed by so many. Mt love to Beth and the kids, and the entire Sefershayan family. Til we meet again.
James Gangemi
Friend
January 5, 2022
Frank Troiani
January 5, 2022
To Joseph´s family, We did not know Joe, Vinny´s uncle, but having read his story he was a great guy, who loved to make people laugh and be happy, with his humor and musical talent. The world lost a wonderful personality, that is needed now more than ever. With sorrow, do to covid we cannot attend the services. However you have our deepest sympathy and condolences. God´s speed Joseph !!!! Sheila and Charlie, Jay Brown´s mom and stepdad.
Sheila and Charlie Attanasio
January 5, 2022
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