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 DeGraw, Joseph H. III
Born: 06/11/1977
Died: 11/05/2016
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DeGraw, Joseph H. III

DeGraw, Joseph H. III age 39 of South Amboy, NJ died suddenly Saturday November 5, 2016 at the Raritan Bay Medical Center Amboy, NJ. Born and raised in Boonton, NJ he had resided in Plymouth, VA for thirteen he has also resided many years in Sussex and Middlesex County.

A graduate of the Boonton High School class of 1995, Joseph had worked as a Tow Truck Driver as well as Landscape Designer. Recently he was working for the Posh Car Wash in Amboy, NJ. An ardent NY Giants, Mets and Rangers fan, Joseph was a warm and kind hearted man with a genuine sense of humor. A well-loved man, Joseph was a devoted father, son, brother and friend to many who will truly be missed.

Mr. DeGraw was pre deceased by his grandfather Joseph DeGraw Sr. Survivors include his sons Tyler J., and Connor D; his daughters Mackenzie A., and Alanna H.; his mother and step father Penny and David Bradley, his father Joseph H. Jr., his brothers Josh S., and Ryan D.; his sisters Taran A., and Alyson M., as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt.206) Newton, NJ will be held Wednesday November 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM In lieu of flowers memorials in Joseph’s memory may be made to Straight & Narrow Inc., www.straightandnarrowinc.org
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Joe, you will be missed by many ,my beautiful love I would give anything to go to high point and hang out on the beach. I will love and miss you always.
The Real Joe, We had a short time together in this life. Many good times. Your smile is all i see and your laugh i can hear. Taylor ham, "Rip It" energy drinks, shots of Stokes energy (2 limit) exceeeded thee fold, Bernie Mac quotes from the movie life, New years, talks while making coffee in 7 11, marshmellows in your hot chocolate coffee energy mix concoction, driving to and from various places , talks on life and the purpose and dreams we had . I will always be reminded of you and am coming to accept that we will have a brief time til we hang out and laugh again. We had tears at times and struggles that were mutually tough. I will hold you to that sign I wanted when you got a free moment from the reunions up there in Heaven. Yout heart was always pure. Love you brother from another mother. The bromance was really a true friend that I will always have a spot set aside for. Great friend , father, brother, The one and only Real Joe
Lots of good times. His spirit, his smile and his addicting laugh will linger in my head and will always remind me that his spirit lives on through his family and friends. Miss you buddy.
Steve Yosh
I didn't know him well or for a long time. But it was instant chemistry. We just hit it off & I truly liked him. I was stunned to hear of his loss. This didn't have to happen, it could have been prevented. That makes me so angry. He had so much more to give the world. He leaves behind a nieces who he adored. He was a really nice guy & I will miss not having the opportunity to know him better. Your are now an angel to watch over us. Blessed be.
Tina Miller
Joe you were one heck of a guy . So sweet,caring , loving had a heart of gold ! I could go on and on . Our love was something from a movie . 25 years of true love . I still remember when we reconnected on Facebook 6 years ago and I said do you remember me ?? I know you are laughing right now cause your response was the best . I will miss all our talks and your good morning and good night texts . Everything remimds me of you even eating pizza lol . And when I eat my "blue " chocolate I will laugh every time ! I wish I could of been there to say goodbye but it happened way to fast and I'm sure it's better off I didn't . I know you wouldn't of wanted me to see you like that . I did my best all these years to help you and be there for you . Now it's your turn to watch over me . I will love you forever !! Until we meet again my love
I am still having a hard time believing that you are gone.... We just talked about " pick me up & lets ride".. You are an amazing man.. a genuine soul.. you're finally free Joe!!!! Take care of your family... you will be missed daily & loved always.. fly high sweetness... REST IN PARADISE
Linda Conant
Joe was my first best friend... we grew up together in Boonton and though we lost touch about 15 years ago I will always remember the years we had together as friends. He was 2 years older than me so he taught me a lot and he was always there for me when I needed him. He was a great friend and a truly great person. This world will be a little bit darker without him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. You will be missed Joe, Rest In Peace.
Brian Kurley
I wasn't ready to say goodbye to you. I wasn't ready to revisit 20+ years of memories, knowing their wouldn't be any more to make. I wasn't ready to talk to you and not see that goofy grin or the animation in your eyes. I wasn't ready to not hear your voice and laugh again. I wasn't ready to touch you and not feel the warmth of your embrace. I wasn't ready to lose my best friend. I just wasn't ready. However, you were ready for peace. You were ready to leave your demons behind. You were ready to move on to what comes next, whatever that may be. You were ready to leave your pain behind. You were ready for contentment. You were ready. Time is a brutal thing. We get overwhelmed in our day to day routine and it continuously flies by. It could be days, weeks, months or even years, before you realize you have not spoken to someone you love. Not because you didn't want to, but because time got in the way. Our relationship was so complex yet so simple. We could go from being inseparable to living separately depending on our current situation. It worked for us. We were connected by soul from the day we first met. When one of us needed the other, we felt it and reached out. That piece is missing now. My heart hurts. My mind hurts. My soul hurts. You have and always will be a part of me. I love you Joe-Joe. I will always love you!
Mandy Librizzi
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