Joseph J. Katona, Jr. 83, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at home.
Born in Trenton, he was a resident of Lawrenceville for 56 years. Joseph retired as a Master Chief from the US Navy. After his retirement from the Navy, he became a police officer in Lawrence Twp. and retired as a Captain. Some of his hobbies included fishing and hunting. Joseph was a member of the Princeton Masonic Lodge #38.
Son of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Ethel Katona, husband of the late Patricia C. Katona; he is survived by his children Cynthia J. Parsons, Joseph J. Katona, III, Lawrence J. Katona and Christopher J. Katona; his grandchildren Mary Jo Katona-Acosta, Diane Marie, Joseph John IV, Marc Anthony Alphonse, Jake, Collin and Michael Parsons, Clifton Hughes, Daniel Lawrence Katona, Joshua Allen Katona and Christopher J. Katona, Jr., 3 great-grandchildren Alexander Matthew, Breyonna Alica and Antonio Manuel 2 brothers and sisters-in-law brother Larry and Judy Katona and Leslie and Barbara Katona; his nephew and nieces Leslie Jr., Gloria Lee, Tracey Leigh and Stacey Lin.
A viewing for Joseph will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6-9PM at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Masonic services will be held at 7PM at the funeral home.
Burial services will take place on Friday, May 2, at 10:00AM in the outside pavilion at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, N. Hanover Twp. NJ.
Memorial donations can be made in Joseph’s memory to American Legion Post 414 100 Berwyn Pl, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or to the Masonic Home of New Jersey, 902 Jacksonville Road, Burlington, NJ 08016.