Ocean Pines, MD - Joseph D. Puser Jr., 76 of Ocean Pines, MD and formerly of Westwood, NJ passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 surrounded by his family.
Born in Teaneck, NJ, he was the son of the late Joseph D Puser, Sr. and Helena (Van Heertum) Jimolka.
Joseph, an Air Force Veteran who served from 1961-1965, was a pipefitter with Pipefitters Local 274 in Parsippany, NJ for over 50 years. He was also a member and Past President of the Westwood Volunteer Fire Dept. for 25 years. He retired in 2007 to Ocean Pines, MD., where he enjoyed fishing and boating.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Sharon (Kolaga) Puser, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Beloved father of Jennifer Ann Baker and her husband Ken of San Diego, CA, Heather Lyn Nichols and her partner Peter Appolito of Ringwood, NJ and a son, Jason G. Puser of Greenwood Lake, NY. Devoted grandfather of Ashley Nicole and Brianna Lyn Nichols. He is also survived by a sister, Helene McKenna of Venice FL.
At his request, he will be cremated and be part of an Eternal Reef off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. His ashes will be used to create a cement ball that will be submerged in the ocean and become a permanent reef and habitat for fish and other marine life. A memorial service will be held in the spring prior to the placement of the ball. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Joseph’s memory may be made to the Ocean City Reef Foundation, PO Box 1072, Ocean City, MD 21843 or the Westwood Volunteer Fire Dept., 93 Center Ave., Westwood, NJ 07675.
Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service a division of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 504 Franklin Avenue, Berlin, MD 21811. Please visit www.easternshorecremation.com to express condolences to the family.