Joseph P. Reale, Jr

(Aug 16, 1954 to Jan 17, 2012)

Joe was many things to many people. A devoted son, whose primary focus was the care of his mother, Frances. Beloved by his customers and a large array of close friends, Joe was the who’s-who in the makeup world. He managed the Lancôme counter at Macy’s in Moorestown, NJ. Transforming the plain and ordinary into a vision of beauty. He possessed a talent that brightened the lives of so many women and men, which will be sadly missed. He had a smile bigger than life and an upbeat personality that you just wanted to be around. His appearance was impeccable and somewhat debonair. He had “a flair all his own”. We invite you to cry, laugh and share memories of a life that touched many. rnJoe is the son of Frances Reale of Delran and the late Joseph, Sr. He is the nephew of Samuel Reale of Delran, Carol Reale of Delran, Dominick Reale of Riverside, Theresa Wojciechowski of Riverside and Frank Reale of Riverside. He is also survived by his long time companion Ian Molish of Marlton, as well as by many cousins and close friends. rn Come celebrate Joe’s 57 wonderful years (Aug. 16, 1954-Jan. 17, 2012) Monday 7-10 PM and Tuesday 9-11 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St. Riverside, NJ 08075, where the service will be at 11. Interment Lakeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Frances Reale via the funeral home’s address.rn

11 thoughts on “Joseph P. Reale, Jr

  1. Harriet Polis

    Joe possessed a sense of humor that should have led him to stand up comedy. He was so very quick witted and smart and kind. All you had to do was look at him and you would smile. He was a sweet man who made so many people happy with his talents and and his wit..he will be missed and remembered with a warm spot in everyone’s heart who knew him.

  2. David Corsaro

    Joe was an awesome friend and mentor. I will always remember the great times we had together like the time I used to hang out with him and my brother Michael on a Friday nights drinking coffee and making pancakes; the time we installed the ceiling fan and laughing; the time we drove to Cape May singing ” On the way to Cape May ” the whole way. I loved Joe like my brother. I will miss and remember him always.

  3. Chuck Brett

    My condolences go to Joe’s mom and family. I first met Joe in the summer of ’77 and we have been friends ever since. I have wonderful memories of movies we saw and singing, and lots and lots of driving…

  4. Rose and Richard Blash

    Joe was one of the kindest and nicest men we had ever met. He was always wearing a smile and always had something nice to say.rnrnWe knew him for 16 years as our neighbor and will miss him very much.rnrnOur condolences go to his mother and all his family and friends.rnrnRest in peace Joe. You left this world way too soon!rnWe love you!

  5. Terri Bower

    My condolences and deep sympathy to the entire Reale family. Joe was a gentleman in the truest meaning of this word. He was kind, caring and could light up a room with his smile! May he rest in peace forever. He left us much too soon. My deepest respect, Terri Bower

  6. Natasha Hulme

    All of Joe’s friends are missing him immensely. Our hearts ache, but we are turning that pain into well wishes for Joe’s Family. I’m the matriarch of only one faction of Joe’s friends in Philadelphia and on behalf of his friends at Ruby, I am sending our deepest condolences.

  7. Norma Echt

    I found this poem and it felt like Joe…I will miss our lunches, talks and most of all our very funny and often off color sense of humor that we shared and could find in many things through out the day…work will never be the same…my deepest sympathy to Joe’s family and friendsn nA CHERISHED FRIEND LIKE YOUnAuthor: KRISTEN M SACCARDInnGod must have known there would bentimes we’d need a word of cheer,nSomeone to praise a triumphnor brush away a tear.nnHe must have known we’d need to sharenthe joy of little thingsnIn order to appreciatenthe happiness life brings.nnI think He knew our troubled heartsnwould sometimes throb with pain,nAt trials and misfortunes,nor goals we can’t attain.nnHe knew we’d need the comfortnof an understanding heartnTo give us strength and couragento make a fresh, new start.nnHe knew we’d need companionshipnunselfish…. lasting…. true,nAnd so God answerednthe heart’s great neednwith a Cherished Friend…. like you!!nn

  8. Matt Kadlubowski

    To me Joe was the big brother that I never had. He ALWAYS looked out for me and was my mentor. I still cannot believe he is gone. As the song goes, “Only the good die young,” is so appropriate. Joe, you have left us way too soon. However, in the short time you were with us, you left a lasting impression. You will NEVER be forgotten! My condolences go out to your family. With love and respect, Matt

  9. Cynthia Geonnotti

    I am so sad about Joe’s passing. I was in Macy’s yesterday March 12th and was shocked and very sad. He was a wonderful person. Joe was always very helpful and always smiling. He will be missed! God Bless.rnrnSincerely,rnCynthia Geonnotti

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