In loving memory of

Joseph A. DeLuca, Sr.
May 24, 1934 - April 6, 2021

Joseph A. DeLuca, Sr., on April 6, 2021, of Glassboro; formerly of Washington Township. Age 86.

Beloved husband of Roberta (nee Resavy) for 22 years. Devoted father of Betty Jane Buinicky (Jim), Joseph DeLuca Jr. (Kelli), Jeannie Smith (John), Matthew DeLuca, Tammy Mano (Jimmy), Scott Deluca and the late Mark DeLuca. Dear step father to Robert Bjork, Michelle Kairn, Jamie Wine and Ryan Wine. Joseph was a grandfather of 10, great-grandfather of 10 and a great-great-grandfather of 2. Loving brother of Dolores Hanser. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joseph proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean conflict. He enjoyed playing cards at the clubhouse and spending time at the casinos. Joseph was a founding member of the American Legion Post # 281. He loved to travel and spend time with Roberta.

There will be a visitation from 6pm to 8:30pm on Friday evening and 10am to 11am on Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.

Memorial service 11am at the funeral home.

Inurnment Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, Williamstown.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Legion Post #281, 2101 Chews Landing Road, Blackwood, NJ 08012 or Wounded Warrior Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 (


Jenny Margallo wrote on Apr 12, 2021:

"My deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family. I remember Joe with his gentle demeanor and a constant smile on his face. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this sad time. I will keep him in my prayers. From Jenny Margallo"

Karen Banks wrote on Apr 9, 2021:

" Bert So very to hear of the loss of your beloved husband , may your wonderful memories of your life together give you strength. Love Karen and Bill"

Teresa wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"Every child dreads the day when they lose a parent. On April 6 I lost my father. A lot of funny memories are with my dad. His sense of humor was one of a kind. His good looks and never aged face always had a smile. I couldn?t be there a lot but you were always in my heart and will remain there. Love your loving daughter (Teresa that you named )but mommy & you called me Tammy my whole life. That?s another story. R.I.P dad check on my daughter Lisamarie for me . Love you forever.??"

Joeyd wrote on Apr 8, 2021:

"I just wanted to say my father also had another step daughter who he raised like his own regretfully she passed away love you Dad mom Joyce mark and Lisa Marie and if I forgot someone I?m sorry but I love you all"

Stella Still wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"I really didn?t know him but knew the family he will be sadly missed Stella Still "

Edward Panarello wrote on Apr 6, 2021:

"My sincerest condolences to the Deluca family. I knew Joe for many years as well as the entire Deluca family. He will be sorely missed. R.I.P Joe. "