Joseph Albert Szczech


Joseph A. Szczech, 82, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021.  Born in Passaic and raised in Garfield, he resided in Fair Lawn for 45 years. A proud veteran, he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was a parishioner of St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  He was a member of the Reserve Club in Elmwood Park and the Fair Lawn Athletic Club in Fair Lawn.  Joseph was a member of the Garfield Hall of Fame where he excelled in both basketball and baseball.  An avid fan of sports, Joe enjoyed golfing and was a devout fan of the New York Football Giants.

Prior to retiring, Joseph earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University in June of 1961and continued his education at Rutgers University.  His academic background in mathematics and industrial engineering launched his career.  Joseph was employed at First Union National Bank, North in Newark, NJ as a Senior Program Analyst.  Joseph had extensive experience on new and converted applications for IBM Mainframe Systems.  Joseph continued his employment at Morgan Stanley in Jersey City, NJ in the Information Technology Division and retired in August, 2002.      

Beloved husband of the late Nebby Szczech.  Cherished brother-in-law of Eleanor Coles.  Dear uncle of Pam Coles, Timmy Coles and wife Karen and Michael Coles and wife Laura.  Adored great uncle of Matthew and Michael Strizak and Ryan, Kellie and Stephen Coles.

All services are private to the family.  You may attend the funeral service virtually by visiting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 10:30 am.


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Remembering my cousin Joe as being devoted to Nebby and his extended family. A true friend who never met a stranger. Proof of his social prowess was when he dropped Nebby, Ron and myself off at a wedding reception center and parked the car. We wondered where Joe was only to learn he was at the wrong wedding but having a great time and enjoying the shrimp. May he Rest In Peace. Gloria and Ron
Gloria and Ron Medhurst
Joe was a friend since our teenage years. He was an outstanding HS athlete, and played softball with my American Ravioli Softball team in Garfield NJ. He and his late wife Nebby were our dear friends .May they both resti in peace. Sending our condolences to the family.Ron and Christine Csider
Christine and Ron Csider
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