Joseph Barone, 73 of the Township of Washington, NJ passed away on March 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he lived in North Arlington, NJ before moving to the Township of Washington 37 years ago. Joseph was a US Navy veteran serving on the USS Northampton and was involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion. He is a member of the VFW Post 6192, the Cruisers Association and an avid runner who ran the New York City Marathon over 10 times. Joseph was a teacher for the Newark Board of Education for 18+ years until 2009. Prior he worked for Verizon in their finance department for many years. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Lou (Baudermann) Barone; his daughter, Lucille M. Scudieri and her husband Daniel; his son, Joseph A. Barone; his brother, Lawrence Barone; his sisters, Rose, Mary Ann and Theresa Barone and his grandsons, Michael and Christopher Scudieri. Joseph was predeceased by his brother Anthony Barone and his sister Connie Barone. Funeral from the Becker Funeral Home on Friday 9am with a 10am funeral mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Township of Washington, NJ. Interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Home Hospice Care, 223 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 in his memory.