Joseph Albert Matuska Sr., 96, of Byram Township, NJ passed away surrounded by his devoted family on November 8, 2012. Joseph was born in Linden, NJ and lived in the Tremley Point section there for 46 years until moving to Byram in 1962. He was a US Veteran of WWll where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked as a shipping manager for Dupont in Linden for 46 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion in Stanhope, NJ. He was an avid golfer, dancer, bowler, and loved being with his family. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Anne and his loving son Joseph Albert Matuska Jr. He is survived by his daughters: Joanne Dawson, Candy DeVenezia, and Emilie Amoroso and her husband Edward. Joseph is also survived by his sisters: Helen Zullo and Susan Gerlak, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grand-children. Friends may call Monday, November 12, 2012 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral mass will be held 10:30am Tuesday at Saint Kateri Church, 427 Stanhope Rd., Sparta. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery, Hackettstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Wounded Warriors to: Woundedwarriorproject.org.