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Joseph W Paczkowski

January 4, 1948 ~ September 14, 2020 (age 72)

Obituary

JOSEPH WALTER PACZKOWSKI, age 72, of Tabernacle, NJ, passed away on Monday, September 14th, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he is the son of the late Chester and Florence Paczkowski.

Joe is the Beloved Husband of Rita M. Paczkowski (Nee Yost) of Tabernacle, NJ. He is the Loving Father of Stephen Paczkowski (Chuan Luo), Vince Paczkowski and Catherine Paczkowski (Arnold). Joe is the Loving Grandfather of Lily Paczkowski, Walter Paczkowski and Brendan Paczkowski. Services and Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice. 

Joe was as a cost estimator for large construction project planning including power, nuclear, pharmaceutical, and industrial. Joe worked many years for Catalytic, United Engineers, Day + Zimmerman and ABB Alstom, before starting his own consultancy.

Joe was an avid bowler for 50 years, with multiple 300 games and a high series well north of 800. He enjoyed traveling to various regional and national tournaments with friends. He was also a collector of Breweriana for the last 40 years, and proud to serve as President of the Jersey Shore Chapter of the BCCA (Beer Can Collectors of America). Joe started collecting beer cans with his sons in 1980 and the family’s first show was at the Asbury Park Convention Center in 1981. Many people Joe met that day are friends to this day. Joe gained many close friends over the years through his hobbies.

A native of Mayfair, Philadelphia, Joe inherited Philly sports fandom from his father and was a big fan of the Phillies, Eagles and Flyers. Seeing two of those teams win championships in recent years meant much to Joe. Joe was also a jazz fan since his teenage years when he’d travel to NYC clubs to see legends in their prime.

Joe was a history buff who enjoyed travel, especially road trips. Some favorite trips included a cross country and back trek with Rita, stopping at Mt Rushmore, and trip to England and Scotland for their 30th wedding anniversary. Joe always was ready to get in the car for a few hours to visit friends or relatives, or maybe a flea market with Rita, especially if there was ‘time to stop at a diner to eat’ en route.

Joe is probably known most for his sense of humor, even when something about him was what spurred some good hearted laughs. Family and friends will always remember times with stories and laughs with Joe.

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