Joseph M. Rich, 81 years of age, of Blairstown, NJ, passed away on March 26, 2018 in Newton, NJ. He was born on May 8, 1936 in Jersey City, NJ, to the late Thomas and Jennie (Szeraczenski) Rich.
He was a design piping engineer at Allied Signal. He served in the Air Force Reserves.
He is survived by his wife Patricia. Two daughters, Kathy Schwenzer and husband George, Joanne Juryta and husband Michael, a step son, Robert Garofalo, step daughter, Paula Libbey, a sister Grace Cronick, a son-in law Thomas Tylutki, 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Donna Tylutki.
A visitation will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 PM, Monday April 2, 2018 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ (use Columbia for GPS). A funeral service will take place at 11 AM, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Evangelical Free Church, 11 Lambert Road, Blairstown with Pastor March Seigel. ALWC, Northwest. Interment will take place at 10:00 am, prior to service, at the "new" Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Jacksonburg Road, Blairstown, NJ.