92, of Wyckoff on Monday, June 9, 2008.
Born in Northampton, Pennsylvania he lived in Teaneck, Whiting and Garfield before moving to Wyckoff in 1997.
Prior to his retirement, he was owner of Gratzels Bakery in Teaneck. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart R.C. Church. He was past president of the Teaneck Rotary Club, past president of the N.J. Retail Bakers Association and a member of Rockland Country Club. He was a 4th Degree member of the Teaneck Knights of Columbus.
Beloved husband of Liliane (nee Bevalet). They were married 69 years on June 5th.
Devoted father of Joette Mabie and her husband Kenneth of Rochelle Park, Susan Stecker and her husband Terry of Stewartsville and the late Mary Ann Stocky (1981). Loving grandfather of Brad, Stewart, Susannah (Pilato), Grant, Kimberly (Price) and Liane (Jenkins) and a great-grandfather. Dear brother of Steve Gratzel of Montville and Paul Gratzel of Toms River. Predeceased by his sisters Mitzi and Ann and brother, Anthony.
Funeral Services at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008 from Vander Plaat Memorial Home, S.113 Farview Ave., Paramus and 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart R.C. Church. Private cremation. The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Joseph’s memory to Christian Health Care, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
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