Joshua “Jesse” Ralph Anastasio, 86, of Berkeley Township, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Joshua was born December 16, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Ralph Anastasio and Ida Sardo Lobrano. He was a loving husband, devoted father, and trusted friend to many. He was a hardworking man who loved and committed his life to his family. He served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps and was a retired dispatcher for New York City Transit.
Although he will be greatly missed, the family finds comfort in knowing that they will see him again in heaven. Joshua became a born again Christian when he called upon the Lord Jesus to save him last summer. He found peace in knowing his sins were forgiven and that the promise of eternal life was his because Jesus died in his place.
Joshua is predeceased by his parents and his brother, Ralph Anastasio.
Joshua is survived by his devoted wife of 62 years, Doris B. Anastasio; sons, Frank Anastasio of
Portsmouth, Virginia; Michael Anastasio and his wife Maria of Waynesville, North Carolina; daughters, Phyllis Bauer of Whiting, New Jersey; Margaret Veach and her husband Michael of Staten Island, New York; brothers, Albert Anastasio and his wife Betty of Sun City, Arizona; sisters, Louise Decicco of Long Island, New York; Patricia Francioni and her husband Marino of Cape Coral, Florida; 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 4pm to 9pm with a service to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 Saint Catherine Blvd., Toms River, New Jersey. Committal Service and burial will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, New Jersey.
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