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Joseph P. Porr

4/30/2017


Joseph P Porr age 69 of Wayne, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday April 30, 2017 while receiving the loving care of his family.

Joseph was born in Newark, NJ but was raised in Pequannock. After graduating from Pequannock High School in 1966, Joe attended a Technical school here in New Jersey and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Electronics. He worked as an Aircraft Technician at Aircraft Radio located in Boonton. During this time he also became a licensed pilot. Joe eventually settled in with a company called BAE Systems located in Wayne. He held a position there as a Technician until his retirement.

Joe met Joyce and they fell in love, eloped and were married on December 26, 1969 at Preakness Baptist Church in Wayne. After they were married they settled in Parsippany, but later moved to South Carolina. Joe and Joyce eventually moved back to New jersey in 1979 and settled in Wayne where they would call their home, raise their two sons and spend the rest of their lived together. Joe and Joyce treasured forty-seven years of loving and loyal marriage together.

Joe enjoyed bowling and he belonged to several different leagues around Wayne including the Jr. Adult League, Men’s League, and also a Mixed League which he played along with his wife Joyce. He coached football for the Wayne PAL during the late 1980’s. He was a devout New York Mets fan and a Miami Dolphins fan as well. Joe was very proud to have a son enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and his son Justin serving in the Passaic County Sheriffs Department. He also loved to go fishing, salt water in particular. He would take many trips on charter boats, fishing for bluefish, fluke, and flounder. Above all of Joe’s hobbies and interests, his deepest love was for his family. He was a loving husband, and devoted father and always made time for his two sons. He was also a wonderful uncle to his nieces and nephews. Joe was a very special person who touched the lives of many people and will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.

Joseph is survived by his wife Joyce (nee Polizzi) of Wayne, two sons; Joseph Porr of Wayne and Justin Porr of Wayne, his sister Beverly and her husband Thomas Brown of Vestal, NY, Trudy and her husband Richard Lewis of Florida, and Alicia and her late husband Michael Battisti of Wanaque, two sister-in-laws; Joann and her late husband George Cavill and Robin and her late husband Larry Lapinski, and two brother-in-laws; Anthony and Michael Polizzi, and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sisters Judy Porr and Mary and her husband Barry Osterhoudt .

Friends may visit with the family on Thursday May 4, 2017 from 4-7PM at the VanderMay Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Rd., Wayne NJ. A funeral service will be celebrated at the end of the visiting hours starting at 7PM.

Guest Book

5/1/2017

Joe and I worked together for years at Aircraft Radio Corp. Joe was great guy and I enjoyed my time working with him. I actually bought a crib from him when my first child was born and his were older. After the company moved out of New Jersey I lost touch with Joe, thinking of him from time to time. My condolences to his family.

Charles Dyak

5/4/2017

Joyce, Joseph and Justin Our hearts go out to you at this time. As many people have said, Joe was a great guy. We met while working at Kay Elemetrix. Joan and I had great memories of the four of us vacationing at the Jersey Shore together for several years and for being next store neighbors at the apartment in Parsippany. I also have many fond memories of several deep sea fishing trips. Joyce, we were hoping to be able to be there on Thursday but my health prevents us from doing so. Our thoughts are with you today.

George & Joan Weatherbee

5/5/2017

I worked directly with Joe and my husband also worked at Aircraft Radio (Cessna)in Boonton back in the 1980's. Joe was a gentle giant! I have a lot of fond memories and the laughs we had working in Customer Service - great guy!!!

Cathy (Smith) Marion & Nathan Marion

5/8/2017

To Joyce, Joe and Justin, Our deepest sympathies to you. We called Joe Max's "Grandpa" when we saw him walking Max. If there is anything that we can do to help, please let us know. Our community will miss "Grandpa".

Anthony and Claire D'Angelo

6/19/2017

I just learned about Joe's passing. I'm so sorry. He was a fine gent. Him and I worked for ARC. Once, he was my boss. We kept in touch for many years. We were also ham operators, and we had many QSOs over the air. I am sorry of his lost. Rest in peace, Joe.

Tony Urbizu


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