In memory of
Joseph E. Hanselmann Career sheet metal worker and union official, active with Knights of Columbus and Elks, doted on his grandchildren Joseph E. Hanselmann, 79, of Newark, N.J., entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Rita (Griffith) Hanselmann. He was the devoted husband of Noreen L. (Clark) Hanselmann. Joseph was a proud 60-year member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union. His apprenticeship started at Local 10 in Newark, N.J. He then relocated to South Jersey, joining Local 43 and became president. With the merger, he then became a member of Local 27 until his retirement from the John Sykes Co. He was a past grand knight and life member of the Knights of Columbus. He also received the honor of "Knight of The Year." Joseph was a 47-year member of Elks Lodge 2428 and was an avid NY Giants fan, but the sport closest to his heart was baseball from the Brooklyn Dodgers to the NY Mets. His sage advice to his beloved granddaughter, Jaelyn, was "Hold on, we don't have brakes!" Joseph will be missed and fondly remembered by his wife, Noreen L. Hanselmann; daughters, Theresa (Lloyd) Vosseller, Mary (John) Koerwer, Jennifer (Johnnathan) Quaye; sons, Joseph (Marie) Hanselmann, Robert (Catherine) Hanselmann; nine grandchildren, John, Joseph, Michelle, Steven, Michael, Noelle, Andrea, Gina, Jaelyn; five step-grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Ena) Hanselmann, John (Amy) Hanselmann; sister, Barbara Hanselmann, numerous nieces and nephews and partner in fun Jack Kelly. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Joseph's Life Celebration Memorial Mass on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 331 8th St. South, Brigantine, N.J. 08203. A visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude at www.stjude.org/give . To leave condolences, pay respects, or share your fondest memory of Joseph, please go to www.keatesplum.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Keates-Plum Funeral Home, 609-266-3481.
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