Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Joseph L. Wertz, 80

HAMILTON TWP. ­ Joseph L. Wertz, 80, of Hamilton Square passed away on Friday in Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton.
Born in Trenton, Mr. Wertz was a resident of Hamilton Square for many years.
Mr. Wertz was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Grace-St. Paul Episcopal Church and was a volunteer with the church.
Mr. Wertz retired from The Trentonian in 1992 after 41 years of service. After retiring he worked at Triangle Blueprint.
He enjoyed volunteering at St. Francis Medical Center. Mr. Wertz also enjoyed camping, playing the harmonica, and biking, and he was an avid coin collector.
Joseph was the son of the late Daniel and Sarah Wertz, husband of the late Hazel E. (Cowan) Wertz, and brother of the late Dorothy, Lillian, Frank, Edward and John (Doc).
He is survived by a daughter, Mary M. Wertz, with whom he resided; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph L. and Cathy Wertz; three grandchildren, Samantha, Joseph and Jesse; several nieces and nephews; several sisters-in-law and the Henry family; the Sisters of St. Francis; and many special friends and Nettie.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square. Burial Office and Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Grace-St. Paul Episcopal Church, 3715 East State St. Extension, Mercerville, with the Rev. Jack V. Zamboni, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton.
Family and friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday (June 6) at the Saul Colonial Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice at St. Francis, 601 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, NJ 08629.


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