Joseph J. Schweighardt, 90, a lifelong resident of Union, passed away at the home of his daughter in Forked River on February 9th. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, 767 Prospect St, Maplewood on Thursday, February 14th at 10:30am. Entombment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park. Relatives and friends are invited to visit at Bradley Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave, Union, on Wednesday from 4-8pm.
Joseph was born in Newark to the late Peter and Theresa (nee Weingartner). He served as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army during WWII mostly in the Philippines and New Guinea. Joseph was a computer programmer for ESNA Corp. in Union for many years before his retirement in 1983. He was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph’s where he had also served as an usher.
Joseph was the beloved husband of 56 years to the late Leona (nee Farrell). He was the loving father of Robert J, Schweighardt, Paul C. Schweighardt, and Janet Ingenito and her husband Albert. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Heather Letz, Elaine Stabile, Craig J. Ingenito, and Cara E. Ingenito as well as 3 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834