GARFIELD, N.J.– Former Garfield business owner Joseph P. Delaney died at age 83, his son-in-law Rob Cochrane announced.
Delaney, who served in the Army, is a Korean War veteran. After the war, he got married and started his own business, J&W Caterers – which he operated for 50 years – in Garfield.
Delaney, who died Thursday – on the day of his 60th wedding anniversary – is survived by his seven children, 13 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews.
Last respects were scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday at Santangelo's Funeral Home in Lodi, followed by a 9:30 mass at Most Holy Name Church in Garfield.
Interment was set for St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover, Penn.
Delaney earned the "Man of the Year" award from the Kiwanis Club and Garfield PBA's silver card.
He enjoyed coffee and good company at 20th Century Field, at Dunkin Donuts, or outside his store.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Garfield YMCA , 70 Cutwater Lane.