Joseph S. Cerasa, Jr., 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2015. He was born on December 12th, 1944 to the late Joseph and Mary Cerasa. Joseph graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Masters in Business Administration from Monmouth University in West Long Branch and proudly served our country in the US Army, National Guard as a 2nd Lt., Military Police. He was the distinguished owner of Caesar’s Creations Inc. in Red Bank, a passionate businessman for 44 years. Joseph was a resident of Shrewsbury for 38 years.
Joseph will be fondly remembered as an incredible father, a loving husband, a wonderful brother-in-law, an amazing uncle and grand-uncle, and a true friend to all. He was an animated speaker, an avid businessman, a sports car collector and known for his remarkable sense of humor.
He was predeceased by his brother, Salvatore Cerasa. Surviving is his loving wife of 26 years, Mary L. Cerasa; his only daughter, Mary Elise Cerasa, his sister and brother-in-law Carol and Nicholas Lepre; his sister-in-law Barbara Cerasa, his Aunts Julie Coppa and Dorothy Fortus, his six nieces and nephews, Rosemary and Andrew Foreman, Kathleen and Theodore Mariolis, Nicole and Timothy Wittke, and six grand-nieces and nephews; Jacob, Alex, Constantine, Cienna, Timothy, and Rachel.
Visitation will be held at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2 to 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Church of the Nativity on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11 AM. Entombment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association. Please visit Joseph’s memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.