Joseph Polen

Obituary of Joseph N. Polen

Joseph N. Polen passed at home in Millville, NJ on November 17, 2021 at the age of 68. He is predeceased by his mother and father, Mildred and John Polen, sisters, Mary Louise and Barbara Rose (Bobbi) Polen, and father-in-law, Albert Budesa. Joe is lovingly remembered by his son, Theodore Turkali, daughter and son-in-law Amber and Nicky Alvarez, their mother, Darla Budesa with whom he spent 19 wonderful years; mother-in-law, Geraldine Budesa; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Denise Polen, and Linda Polen, with whom Joe was married to for over 20 years; granddaughters, Autumn and Morgan Polen and Natalya and Ami Alvarez; brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol Polen, and brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Kathy Liguori; as well as several nieces and nephews. Joseph was born in Camden, NJ on August 28, 1953, grew up on the Polen Farm in Williamstown, NJ and moved to Florida during childhood. He then moved back to New Jersey with his mother and sister. Joseph spent some time serving his country with the Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He then worked at Wheaton's Glass for 26 years where he created and implemented safety training programs as a Safety Officer while also earning degrees from Cumberland County College and teaching as an adjunct professor at Rowan University. After leaving Wheaton's, Joe spent his remaining working years at Schwann's Home Food Delivery Service. Joseph thoroughly enjoyed traveling up and down the east coat with his kids in their baseball and softball careers, building cars and entering car shows, collecting antiques, shooting pool and bowling, playing Madden, creating art in many different mediums, singing and spending time with all of his beloved cats and dogs throughout the years. Joe prided himself on his long hair, ability to make people laugh and playing the role of Santa for the children in the family during Christmas. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan. A gathering of friends and family will be received on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm followed by a service of remembrance at 1:30pm at DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home, 2755 S. Lincoln Ave. Vineland, NJ.
Friday
26
November

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, November 26, 2021
DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home
2755 S. Lincoln Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey, United States
Friday
26
November

Funeral Service

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, November 26, 2021
DeMarco-Luisi Funeral Home
2755 S. Lincoln Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey, United States
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