Joseph L Maurer, Sr.

joseph maurer, sr.

May 26, 2023

Joseph L. Maurer, Sr., 93, of New Milford NJ, formerly of Palisades Park, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023 at home with his family. Joe was born to the late Fidelis and Agnes Mathilda (Trapp) Maurer (aka Frikkie and Tillie) and raised in North Bergen, NJ. He was a proud veteran of the Korean War where he was a Staff Sargent in the US Air Force and In Flight Mechanic. Upon completion of his enlistment, he worked for Eastern Airlines as a Freight Agent which led to his lifelong career in freight transportation. Joe worked in the freight forwarding industry holding executive positions for several companies and finishing his career as a branch owner of Team Worldwide in New Jersey which he started in 1990 with his son Joe, Jr. In his life, Joe enjoyed working on home projects where he recruited family members to assemble his work crew, time at Lake Naomi in the Poconos, sitting on the deck, visits from his family, talking about his time in the Air Force and last, but not least, sipping his scotch.

Joe was predeceased by his son Mark and his siblings Vincent, Eugene, James, Marion Forenza, and Ruth Ann. Joe is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Carolyn (Campbell), his siblings Robert Maurer and Thomas Maurer, his children Maureen Sant Anna and her husband Michael, Joseph Maurer Jr. and his wife Kathleen, Brian Maurer and his wife Kim, Keith Maurer and his wife Jennifer, and Kerri-Lynn Maurer. Joe was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren, Leanne, Lauren, Jamie, Joseph, Jennifer, Erin, Gabrielle, Gina, Caitlyn, Declan, Kyle, and Colton. Joe was also a great-grandfather to Emma, Grayson, Sadie, Hallie, Nora, Adelyn, Hannah and Daniel as well as uncle to many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass in his honor will be held at 1:00 PM at St. Joseph RC Church in Oradell, NJ on Saturday, June 3, 2023. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association at


Memorial Mass: June 3, 2023 1:00 pm

Saint Joseph's R.C Church
300 Elm Street
Oradell, NJ 07649

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  1. To the entire family , i am so sorry to hear about the passing of 'Uncle Joe", lots of childhood memories come rushing back . Knowing he is in a better place is small consolation I know. But you all took such great care of him and your mom, keep that in your mind. He was well loved!
    Chris Vignola-Brown

  2. Dear Maurer Family, I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, grandfather. I have very good memories of spending time with them in the Poconos. In fact, it was because of them that we retired to Locust Lake in the Poconos.
    Please accept my deepest condolences. Prayers will be said always remembering him and all the good times we had.

    Sincerely, Peggy Schmelz

  3. To Aunt Carol and the entire Maurer family, cousins and grandchildren. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our beloved Uncle Joe… Our deepest sympathy from your brother Jack's children – John, Charlie, Dennis, Maryann, Bobby, Kathy, Mike, Tim and Colleen.

  4. My deepest sympathies to Carol and her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren on the loss of Joe. What a beautiful family. Joe was a great father, loving husband, wonder grandfather, helpful sibling, terrific cousin…and The Patriach of the Maurer and Trapp families. My Mother, aka Aunt Frances, was Joe's Godmother… honor she cherised. As her sister Tillie & Fricky's first born — my Mother always said Joe was very special. He started the family generation of 39 first cousins (Maurers, Trapps, Snyders & Ehmans) of which Joe was #1. (I am # 36.). Joe was also the first President of the ATMA / Agnes Trapp Memorial Association.

    Kerri-lynn, Maureen, Joe & Keith (and their children too) have all been loving, caring children that have helped Joe & Carol with so much love. I send hugs to Carol and the entire Maurer family. Thank you Joe for being such a wonderful cousin. xxxxx

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