Joseph Lore, age 83, died peacefully in the arms of his wife, Rachel on January 12th at their home in Bergenfield after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was born on December 11, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY to Stephen & Josephine Lore. In 1957 he married Rachel Roberto, the love of his life. While living in Brooklyn, Joe and his wife had two beautiful daughters. In 1968, he and his family moved to Bergenfield, NJ, where they had their third beautiful daughter.
After retiring from Varsity Transit in Queens, NY, Joe was happy to become a school bus driver for the Bergenfield Board of Education. He enjoyed his co-workers, as well as the staff at the schools. He also became fond of the many students he transported throughout the years. He regretfully had to retire in 2017, due to a stroke he suffered during a long and major heart surgery.
Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, baseball, nice cars, western movies and Frank Sinatra. Most of all he loved to spend time with his family and was a devoted Husband, Dad, Poppa and Poppy.
Joe is survived by his Beloved Wife, Rachel Lore, Daughters, Josephine Kujawa, Maria McClutchy and Rachel Baroch, as well as, his 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great-grandchildren, with the 5th on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Stephanie Leoni, Sister-in-Law, Josephine Blandina, and Brother-in-Law, Alfred Roberto and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing and services on Saturday, January 22nd, from 1- 5PM with a funeral service at 5 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home 187 S. Washington Avenue, Bergenfield.