Joseph James Diaz

February 21, 1941October 17, 2018

Joseph James Diaz, 77, of Farmingdale, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Care One in Wall, NJ. Joseph was born in Jersey City. He raised his family in Bridgewater and enjoyed summering in Spring Lake, so much so that they relocated there in 1993. He and his wife Dolores later moved to Belmar in 2005 before settling down in Farmingdale.

Joseph attended Jersey City State College where he received both his Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees and subsequently met his wife Dolores. He taught for several years before taking on other venues owning several of his own companies and businesses including Warrenville Hardware in Warren, NJ and Kenworth Trucking in Bridgewater, NJ. He went on to incorporate his business experience transitioning into real estate, opening Spring Lake Real Estate.

Joseph was extremely athletic and had a passion for playing golf. He loved every aspect of the ocean; swimming, watching and listening to it. Of all the things he enjoyed in life, his greatest love was spending time with his family, he especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow up. He will be dearly missed.

Joseph will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Dolores (Calabrese) Diaz; his 3 daughters, Jenine Dora and her husband Stephen of Spring Lake, NJ, Jenell Urban and her husband Michael of Tinton Falls, NJ and Janci Jo Witt and her husband Ryan of Howell, NJ; and 6 grandchildren, Michael, Haven, Sarah, Hayla, Matthew and Harper. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Ricca; his brother, James Diaz; and many nieces & nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Catharine’s Church, 215 Essex Ave. Spring Lake, NJ. Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ is in charge of the funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s memory to the Dementia Society of America at PO Box 600 Doylestown, PA 18901 or online at


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 26, 2018

Joseph James Diaz

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Jim Diaz

October 20, 2018

My big brother was the most determined person I ever met. Damned the consequences, full speed ahead!