Joseph Charles Crecca, Jr., 75 years old, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Born to Joseph C. Crecca, Sr., and Susan in Newark, N.J., he lived in East Orange and Bloomfield before moving to Hardyston Twp., N.J., 40 years ago.
Joseph worked as a General Foreman for Kearfott Guidance and Navigation in Wayne, N.J., before retiring in 2005. He then worked at Wild Turkey Golf Course. Joseph served proudly in the United States National Guard. Joe was a doting husband, father and grandfather.
Joseph is predeceased by his sister, Patricia Orlando (2019). Joe was a devoted and beloved husband for 39 years to Cheryl Crecca (nee Best) of Hardyston Twp., N.J. Devoted father to Joseph M. Crecca and his wife, Shana, of Vernon Twp., N.J., and Lisa A. Napovier and her husband, Michael of Hardyston Twp., N.J. Loving grandfather (Pickles or Pop-pop) to Anthony, Emma, Vinny, Michael and Ryan. Dear brother-in-law to Kim Best and Debbie Kibitlewski who took great care of Joe during his illness. Joe is also fondly remembered by mother-in-law Marilyn Best and brother-in-law Pete Best. Cherished by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial mass will be held on Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle RC Church, Hamburg, NJ. Private cremation by F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ. Memorial gifts to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be greatly appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com.