A mass was offered March 20 at St. John Nepomucene Church, Guttenberg, for Joseph Thomas Malik, 61, of North Bergen, formerly of Guttenberg. He passed away March 14. He graduated from St. John Nepomucene Grade School and North Bergen High School. A retired firefighter with the North Bergen Fire Dept. and later with North Hudson Regional Fire Dept., he enjoyed his pets, cooking, fishing, motorcycles and gardening. Pre-deceased by his parents Elizabeth and former Guttenberg Police Chief Joseph Malik, he was the husband of Catherine (nee Lapp) Malik; father of Thomas and Andrew; brother of Michael and wife Dorothy, Katherine Berger, Alice Astengo and husband Ricardo, James and wife Linda, Laura Cocciadiferro and husband Joseph, Grace Hrbek and husband Christopher and the late George Malik, and Rosemary Aparicio. He is also survived by 20 nieces and nephews and was a generous and helpful friend to many.
Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.