Joseph P. Ancmon

April 22, 1923August 8, 2012

Joseph Peter Ancmon, 89, of Union, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the last survivor of the family of seven children of Julius and Anna. His siblings were Elizabeth, Julius, Anna, Mary, Michael, and Robert. His first remembrances were living in a house with an exterior toilet, sleeping arrangements, playing and getting a bloody nose, the neighbors, and the city dump. Later he enjoyed Scrabble and pinochle with a glass of beer.

Joseph was born in Newark; graduated East Side HS; worked at Worthington Pump Corp.; served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. during WWII as an airplane engine and frame mechanic; was a member of the Carpenters Local for 65 years and construction superintendent for A. Lowe Co.; belonged to the Union Elks and Hillside Knights of Columbus. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 12th from 2 to 6 p.m. at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. Funeral mass will be held Monday August 13th, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church, Union. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial, Wrightstown, NJ. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Elsa of 60 years. He was the devoted father of Marguerite Hawkins, Joseph Paul, and Lisa and Glenn Wilson, and grandfather of Leighanne, Grace, Luke, and Joseph Patrick. If so inclined, donations in Joseph's memory may be made to the Monmouth Medical Center Foundation, earmarked for the Cleft Palate Center, 300 2nd Avenue, Long Branch, N.J. 07740.


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February 14, 2013

It's Valentine's Day more than 6 months since you have left this earth and I still miss you and your ray of sunshine like crazy, Dad!! Thinking of you and the many years you made this day special for me as one of 'your girls.'

October 28, 2012

Dear Mrs. Ancmon,, Margie, Joe & Lisa,
Although it's been years, I will always fondly remember Mr. Ancmon for his great sense of humor despite living with chronic pain. Such an inspiration- thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. ~ an old friend from Union.

Gordon Wiegmann

August 13, 2012

It is with great sorrow that I heard of Joe's passing. Joe was a good guy. I remember all our talks when he was working on projects in OB, talking on the beach and on the bus to AC. He will sure be missed after all these years.

August 11, 2012

Dear Elsa

So sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. You and your family have our sincere sympahty and prayers.

Ginny & Tony Romanelli

August 11, 2012

Oma, So Sorry for the loss of a Wonderful husband, Opa and funny man. We will miss him.Always in our thoughts.. We Love YOU.. Chrissy, Tom Cailyn & Justin xoxoxo

August 10, 2012

So sorry for your loss, he will be greatly missed by many. I fondly remember "Uncle Joe's" sense of humor.
Charlotte Kosek

August 10, 2012

Dear Elsa, I wish you the best in this difficult time. I met Joe a few times through your association with Judy and greatly enjoyed discussing the world with him. He was a pleasure.
Jim Jerkins

Elaine Sieff

August 10, 2012

Dear Elsa
I met Joe only a few times, but when I think of him, I remember his smile. A lovely memory. I wish you all the best for you and your family. You're in my thoughts.

Judith Jerkins

August 9, 2012

To my dear friend Elsa -- also Margie, Joseph, Lisa and immediate and extended family: Joe brought so much joy to my life during the 30+ years I knew him. From the greeting kiss on the cheek to the plumbing fix, he was always smiling and full of fun. I will never forget. I'm so thankful 'we' had him for such a long while. My thoughts go out to all of you.