Joseph Albert Matuska Sr.

August 6, 1916November 8, 2012

Joseph Albert Matuska Sr., 96, of Byram Township, NJ passed away surrounded by his devoted family on November 8, 2012. Joseph was born in Linden, NJ and lived in the Tremley Point section there for 46 years until moving to Byram in 1962. He was a US Veteran of WWll where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked as a shipping manager for Dupont in Linden for 46 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion in Stanhope, NJ. He was an avid golfer, dancer, bowler, and loved being with his family. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Anne and his loving son Joseph Albert Matuska Jr. He is survived by his daughters: Joanne Dawson, Candy DeVenezia, and Emilie Amoroso and her husband Edward. Joseph is also survived by his sisters: Helen Zullo and Susan Gerlak, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grand-children. Friends may call Monday, November 12, 2012 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral mass will be held 10:30am Tuesday at Saint Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Rd., Sparta. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Wounded Warriors to:



  • First Visitation: Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Second Visitation: Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Funeral Mass: Tuesday, November 13, 2012


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Joseph Albert Matuska Sr.

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November 7, 2013

A year has gone by and I still think about you every day, espically when something goes wrong in the house :-) You will always be in my heart forever. Love u ..#2

Jason Matuska

November 6, 2013

Going on a year since you've been gone. Miss you a lot Uncle Joe and I hope you and Gladys are having fun in a better place. Love you.

Lee Matuska-Amoroso

December 4, 2012

I just want to thank everyone that is writing on this page. Reading your kind thoughts has helped me to get through a tough time!

Jason Matuska

December 3, 2012

Will miss you a lot Uncle Joe. Always enjoyed being around you and sharing a few laughs. You touched a lot of people most of all myself. Here's to you...

Donna (Dibble) Prendergast

November 18, 2012

Sad to hear of the passing of your dad. It has been many years since we were childhood friends yet the photos bring back so many memories. God Bless you and your family.

Frank Olivo

November 17, 2012

I enjoyed Joe coming coming across the street and visiting with his many words of wisdom. Being only 19 at the time he made a lasting impression . Forever thankful

Chrissy Matuska

November 13, 2012

POP POP filled the shoes of 4 grandparents just himself...we had so much fun pop pop time as kids. I love you poppy, a big hug and kiss to you and will you do me a favor and give a kiss to my mom-mom and dad? LOVE YOU, your first grandaughterm, Chrissy Matuska

Donna Tillyer

November 12, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is never easy. May all your wonderful memories of your times together keep you close and give you peace.

Catherine Amoroso

November 11, 2012

It was a pleasure to have you as a part of our family. You will be greatly missed. Serafino and Catherine Amoroso

November 11, 2012

DAD-there are no words that can express the joy you have brought into my life and into the lives of my family. You are, and forever will be my HERO and my BEST FRIEND! I will miss you beyond infinity but we will never really be apart in spirit, or in our hearts. I hope you are dancing up a storm, raking leaves, and messing with the garden and dirt like you loved to do. We had the most amazing lawn at 15 Lee Hill Rd house and I will remember how you cleaned up our side yard here at the new house. All my love forever and I will always remain, "Daddy's little girl."xoxo Lee