Joseph M. "Joe" Tysk
Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother, 75
Mr. Joseph M. "Joe" Tysk, 75, of Monmouth Beach, NJ, a lifetime educator, husband, father and grandfather, unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. There will be a funeral service celebrated at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Saturday, July 8 at 4:30 p.m. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to time of service. The cremation will be held privately.
Joseph was born in Newark, NJ to parents Joseph and Pearl (nee Picarello) Tyskiewicz. He grew up in Newark's North Ward and attended Essex Catholic High School and later put himself through college to obtain his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Rutgers University. Joe started his working life as a skilled engineer draftsman for Western Electric Company, before later transitioning to a long and successful career in education.
Joe spent 35 years working in the Essex County Vocational School system starting out at the bottom as a new drafting teacher and retiring on top in 2010 as a Director. During that time, he built bonds and friendships that he cherished greatly and stuck with him until the very end.
Joe was a devoted and selfless husband and family man. He met his wife Carol while both working in Western Electric. They married in 1977 and shortly thereafter moved to Bloomfield, NJ where they settled down, raised their three sons, and lived for 45 years.
One of Joe's biggest accomplishments was being a successful father of three boys - Joseph, Nicholas, and Matthew. He was always there for them through good times and bad and taught them how to become fine men. Some of Joe's favorite times were spent coaching his boys' sports teams including baseball with Bloomfield Northern Little League. In the neighborhood, Joe always kept his door open for the kids of North Avenue and beyond and became a second father to some. To this day "Mr. Tysk" is still looked up to in reverence by his boys' oldest friends.
Always a big personality, in retirement Joe held court with friends and neighbors in his Wharfside community in Monmouth Beach. The beach became his life. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time on the beach with his wife, family, friends and most importantly his grandkids. Nightly summer sunsets over the Shrewsbury River with a cigar were paramount. His presence will be sorely missed.
He cherished his grandchildern, they were his greatest joy.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Carol (nee Mosca) Tysk; his devoted children Joseph G. Tysk, Nicholas Tysk and his wife Brianne, and Matthew Tysk; his precious grandchildren Daniel, David, Emily, Isabelle, Emma and Andrew; and his sisters Sallyann Cosgrove and her husband Tom, and Joanna French and her husband Tom.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Maria Fereri Children’s Hospital, 100 Woods Road, Valhalla, NY 10595, www.mariafarerichildrens.org.
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
100 Woods Road, Valhalla, New York 10595, AL