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Joseph Andrews Obituary

Joseph R. Andrews
Joseph R. Andrews

November 1, 1949 - February 8, 2020
Born in Newark, NJ
Resided in Iselin, NJ


Joseph R. Andrews, 70, of Iselin passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick after a short battle with Lung Cancer.

Joseph was born November 1, 1949 in Newark to Joseph and Julia Andrews. He was raised in Newark and Irvington and had many tales of his childhood and later years. He entertained everyone he met with his stories. Joseph was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He worked at Revlon in Edison for 27 years. Joe’s blue eyes, smile, and laugh would fill any room he was in.

He is predeceased by his wife Mary June (Meyer), his parents, Joseph and Julia; his brother George, and his grandson Dalton.

He is survived by his better half and life partner, Rose Cummings of Iselin; his daughter, Josette Lauer and her husband Rich of Pennsylvania; his son, Michael Andrews and his partner Scott of New York; his grandchildren, Matthew (who took such good care of him at the end), Jillian, and Collin; his brother, Richard; his sister, Nancy; his sister in law Natasha Andrews; Rose’s son, Bobby Kolesar; and all his cats, especially Chichi.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6 - 7:30pm at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green Street & Cooper Avenue, Iselin, followed by a service at 7:30pm at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.

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Costello-Runyon Iselin
200 Cooper Ave.
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Costello-Runyon Iselin
200 Cooper Ave.
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Thursday, February 13, 2020
7:30 PM




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