Stephen Henry Joseph



Day and Time of Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Sunday, July 12, 2015
Place Of Visitation: Ross' Shalom Chapels, 345 Main St., Chatham, N.J. 07928

  Service and Interment Following Visitation:  Approximately 2:00 p.m., Cryptside at Beth El Cemetery,
8012 Cypress Hills Street, Flushing, N.Y. 11386, Phone: 718-366-3558

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Stephen Henry Joseph passed away peacefully at his home in Montclair, NJ. on July 10, 2015.  He was 83.  Born in New York City he moved to Montclair in 1967.  He graduated from the Horace Mann School in Manhattan and went on to earn a B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1953.  He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the close of the Korean War, on the USS Oak Hill, and earned the rank of Lt. Commander.  He continued his service in the reserves from 1951 to 1976.   He was an advertising executive, first working for the Edwin Bird Wilson Agency, in New York City, and then "in-house" for Manufacturer's Hanover Corporation (predecessor of J.P. Morgan Chase) also in New York City. He was a member of the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, N.J., and Temple Emanu-El of New York City.  He was also a member of the Society of Antique Modelers and was national champion in 1977 in the Antique Rubber Power Division. He was married to his loving wife Mavis "Van" Ione Joseph for forty years before she passed away in 2000.  He is survived by his children, John Nathan Joseph, Esq. (Dale C. Grayson, Esq.) of Bala Cynwyd, PA. and Janis Ione Joseph (Dr. Albert W. Ritter) of Chatham, NJ. as well as 4 grandchildren, Michael Leon Joseph, Nathan Joseph Ritter, Sarah Jean Joseph, and Joseph Walter Ritter.