Joseph Martin Curtin

Joseph Martin Curtin

04-28-1937 - 04-20-2020
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Joseph Martin Curtin, 82, of Rutherford, formerly of Philadelphia, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020.

He was born in Philadelphia, PA. where he remained for most of his life. As a young fellow, Joseph proudly served in the United States Army as the Executive Chef in the early to mid 60’s.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Philadelphia, he was a parishioner of Holy Innocents of Juniata section in Philly where he attended every single day and was very generous with various charities. He was a member of 55 Kip Center in Rutherford where he enjoyed the great lunches and the company of his friends. Affectionately referred to as Uncle Joe, he resided in Rutherford for the last few years with his Nephew Jim, his wife Susan and their children. He became an intricate and important part of their family. Along with the special and loving care they were lucky enough to share, the family felt it was they who received so much in their lives from having Uncle Joe with them. He will surely be missed.

Joseph is survived by his nephew James “Jim” Forsythe and his wife Susan, Mary Joe (Forsythe) Martin and her husband William, Carol Ann (Forsythe) Ford and her husband Don, Marian Catherine (Forsythe) Papenberg and her husband Larry, grand-nephews Trip Forsythe and Henry Curtin and grand-niece Patty Ann Forsythe. Joe is predeceased by his sister Patricia Curtin Forsythe.

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Luppie Lennon carson

Posted at 03:19pm
Joe was my mentor in everything I did. Joe showered me with love n peace n wisdom all thru my life. Joe was a constant presence at our Lennon family home on Paul Street. Always helping my dad n mom with something. Joe was our private family photographer sending photos to Brazil my bro ray a priest there n our many relatives in county donegal Ireland 🇮🇪 n Glasgow Scotland. Joe was our brother in all the sense as joe went to Ireland n Scotland many times with our family to visit our family. People in Ireland loved joe too as family. Joe never forgot a card or small gesture in the mail to all. I feel like his extended family spans all over the globe. Joseph Martin curtin is n always will be international to us all. Thank you joe for being you n thank you to his family for caring for such a grand man. Love to you all. Love n peace luppie Lennon carson. P s joe went w me to pick out my wedding dress in center city phila as my mom was sickly n no one could go w me. How great was that of joe. Joes taste was 100%

Joe Lennon

Posted at 06:57pm
Joe, although not related by blood was indeed a member of our family. Growing up I am hard pressed to remember a holiday when Joe was not around the dining table with the rest of us. He took several of us to the movies in Center City on a couple of occasions. He would often just stop by to have a cup of tea with our parents and he always brought some pastries with him. He was one of the kindest and most generous people that I have ever met.
Joe also possessed a sense of humor like no was one of his unique gifts.
Joe was a faithful and loyal friend. He was famous for visiting friends in the hospital or in their homes no matter if it took him an hour or more to get there via public transportation. Joe also never forgot the nuns who taught him at Holy Innocents or at Mercy Tech and would generously support a group'of cloistered Dominican nuns in Camden, NJ.
joe will never be forgotten and will always be in our family’s memory.
Thank you Joe for your presence amongst us ....... may you Rest In Peace and enjoy your reward. We will meet again.
joe Lennon


Fr. Raymond Lennon, SVD

Posted at 11:21am
My prayerful condolences to the Forsythe family on the death of their beloved Uncle. Mr. "Joe" Curtin was a wonderful and kind person who livened up any gathering where he would be. I had the joy of knowing "Joe" since the mid 1960s and always considered him a good friend. I offered Mass to thank God for the presence of "Joe" in our lives and asked that God reward him with the joy and peace of heaven. Fr. Raymond Lennon, SVD

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