Joseph Gunderman, Sr.

| 11 Aug 2014 | 04:15

    Joseph Gunderman, Sr., 80, of Franklin died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at his home while surrounded by his loving family.

    Born in Franklin to the late Leonard and Minnie (Titus) Gunderman, Joe had lived in Franklin all of his life. He had served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and then he served during the Vietnam War, where he assisted in setting up APE Equipment.

    Joe had worked at the former Hardin Oil Company in Franklin, now know as Region Oil. Joe also had worked as a blaster at the Scrub Oaks Mine in Mine Hill and had retired from the Munitions Department at Picatinny Arsenal after working there for more than 20 years.

    Joe was a former member and Master of the Samaritian Lodge No. 98 in Hardyston and was a current member of the

    Kittatinny Masonic Lodge No. 164 in Branchville.

    He was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters and his son-in-law, Walter Dennis.

    Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bernice (Talmadge); his son, Joseph Gunderman, Jr. and his wife Donna of Franklin; his three daughters, Jeanette Keiser and her companion Richard of Franklin, Karen Brunell and her companion John of Franklin, and Sharon Dennis of Hamburg; his brother-in-law, William Talmadge and his wife Linda of Franklin; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, Aug. 11 at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank Street (Route 23), Sussex. Interment mmediately followed at North Hardyston.

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