Obituary of Joseph P. Smolha
Joseph P. Smolha was born on March 15, 1928, to Eva and Frank Smolha. He was a lifelong resident of Frelinghuysen, NJ. He joined the U.S. Navy and served between 1945 and 1948. Following his service, he worked at American Can in Washington, NJ for 30 years while helping to run the family's farm. He was an avid sportsman and a lifelong Giants fan. Joseph passed away on September 21, 2019, with family and friends by his side.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara; sons Philip, Jeffrey and his wife Martha; daughter, Joanne Lawrence; grandchildren Eva Lawrence, Nicholas Lawrence and his wife Melissa; three great-grandchildren, Claire, Madison and McKensie; sister, Jeanne; brother Robert and his wife, Marilyn; nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.
The family is planning a private memorial service. Donations to honor Joseph's memory may be made to NORWESCAP in Phillipsburg, NJ, or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton, NJ.
Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ.
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