Joseph George Zetkulic, 91, of Brant Beach and Colts Neck, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27 in his home with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Marion Zetkulic; his four children, Joseph Jr., Jack, Tom and Anne Benoit and their spouses; as well as his 12 grandchildren.
Mr. Zetkulic was born in 1925 in Perth Amboy. He married Marion Mink in 1955. Mr. Zetkulic had four siblings who predeceased him, including his brother, Michael, who died in World World II in the Philippines and his three sisters, Marguerite Procanik, Dorothy Pollak and Florence Gardella.
He attended Perth Amboy High School before serving as a quartermaster on a PT boat in the South Pacific in World War II seeing action in New Guinea and the Philippines. Mr. Zetkulic received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University in New York. Mr. Zetkulic then worked for over 30 years as a chemist with American Home Products in Cranford.
Mr. Zetkulic worked to organize the Little League in Lincroft and enjoyed participating in the League in which his three sons played. Mr. Zetkulic and his family traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. Mr. and Mrs. Zetkulic also traveled throughout Europe and South America.
Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, is in charge of arrangements. Contact the Thompson Memorial Home at 732-747-0226 or online at www.thompsonmemorial.net for details regarding a memorial service to be scheduled for August.
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