- 62 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 23, 1952
- Date of passing: Feb 17, 2015
|Love and memories last forever...|
Joseph Alfred Travers, 62, of Franklinville NJ died February 17th surround by his loving family.
“Joe” was raised in Gibbstown, NJ the son of the late Leon and Fannie Travers.
Joe, loving husband of Teri (Fagan), Loving father to Michael (Theresa) of Franklinville, Stephen of Maryland, and Laura (Chanel) of Sicklerville and Devoted “Poppy” to Joey, Shannon, and Lily. Son in law to Florence and the late Frederick Fagan. Brother to Bessie, Peggy, Donna, and uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Joe was an ASE Certified Master Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician for 35 years; he was also a Matco Tools distributor.
Joe enjoyed working on classic cars, camping, hunting, and fishing with his family. One of Joe’s greatest pleasures was hanging out with his grandkids: especially hunting and fishing with Joey his best bud. He enjoyed many football, cheerleading, and softball games as well as track/field meets that his grandkids were in. Most of all Joe’s greatest joy in his life was his wife Teri.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Family and friends are invited to gather Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 11am to 1pm at FERTIG FUNERAL HOME, 63 N. Main St., Mullica Hill, NJ 08062. Interment private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter, 1200 N. Delsea Dr., Clayton, NJ 08312 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
"It is very difficult to believe that it has been two years...All I can say is that a day does not pass that I do not think about you. A crisp cold day with the smell of diesel in the air always makes me think of the times we spent together working on trucks. You are the only person that would teach his son to drive a manual in a tri-axle dump truck. I miss you and hope that you are having a great time!! Keep on eye of the kids. Love you"
"Hi Poppy, it's Shannon. I miss you very much. I love you so much! You were a great poppy."
Thou we had drifted apart over the years, that special place in my heart for my brother was always there. We had to grow up way too fast, but I always knew I could count on you to make me a better cook. oops did I say that- yes everyone, my dad MADE my brother eat my burnt turkeys, chicken, and just about anything I tried to make THEN made him tell me how good it was. I would give anything for you to taste my culinary masterpieces now! My comfort is knowing you are with mommy and daddy now. You left a truly remarkable family here, but left them with the memories of a lifetime. Till we meet again, Love and miss you, Donna"
"Teri, We are all saddened by the loss of Joe. We were best friends since grammar school. He taught me to drive a stick, work on cars, smoke cigarettes, and was my best man at my wedding. We hunted, camped, raced, went to school, and just spent time together. We buried my dad and then his dad together. I worked at both of his gas stations where I learned a lot about the workings of cars. When I introduced him to you I could tell he was smitten. He never looked away again."
"Joe, I was 19 when I first met you. Back then I always looked at you as a tough badass yet hardworking man who always worked on cars.lol In my eyes, you always were rough and tough, but always loved hanging out with your family. There were many of many times Michael would invite me over and we all hung out at the house. I remember sitting in the kitchen smoking cigarettes and shooting the breeze with you and Teri. After a few years, surprise!!! I was pregnant! It was then I saw a change in you....when Joey was born, I saw another side of you. I witnessed you, the tough badass turn into the most loving grandparent. I saw a soft side of you that I've never seen, the way you would look at him and hold him was something you never forget. Then four more years later....suprise! We had Shannon. Now with a little girl around you became even more loving..that little girl would dress you up with jewelry or whatever and you would just let her do it! Now you had no choice to soften up.lol Both of my kids were always about their "poppy". Through the years up until your death, I witnessed the most beautiful thing, you loving my kids everyday. That meant the world to me. Although I was not into the hunting thing, I was thankful that you took Joey out and taught him things, I felt safe knowing he was with you and not getting into trouble.lol I can't even tell you how heartbroken I am for everyone. You will be missed so much by all of us. Please be the Angel on my kids shoulders. And like you always said, "Stay out of trouble". xoxoxo
"What an incredible loss to a wonderful family... May he rest in peace"
"JOE at this time I am SADDENED to lost such a good friend and in my heart a brother. It is my honor to say for the last 20+ years I was able to call you a friend and a brother. I know you have found comfort and with your HELP and STRENGTH your family and friends will also find comfort. I will always keep your memories alive in my heart.
All my thoughts and prayers are with YOU and YOUR FAMILY.
REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER."
"I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Joey, my prayers and thoughts are with the whole family. Bless you all and R. I. P. Joey ""
"Steve, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time."
"Teri I"m so sorry to hear about Joe...he will be missed but is looking over you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all....love ya!"
"So sorry to hear of Joey's passing. Although we hadn't seen each other since we were kids, I'm sure he will be sadly missed by all.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."
"So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Joe will be missed.Such a good neighbor and friend for 22 years."
"Dad, no words can express of I feel. All I can say is I Love You and Thank you. Please watch over Joey and Shannon."
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