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Loss of a New Jersey inspector, member of NJ ALPHI.

It is with great sadness, that I announce the death of our friend and colleague, Joe Staub. He will be missed.

Bret Kaufmann


Joseph W., 70, of Allendale, formerly of Upper Saddle River, NJ, passed away suddenly on December 26, 2011. Born in Paterson, he grew up in Midland Park. Joe was a proud member of the first graduating class of Midland Park High School in 1959. He graduated from Montclair State College in 1963 and was inducted into the Montclair State Athletic Hall of Fame in 1974. He pursued graduate studies, while coaching, at Appalachian State in North Carolina and Springfield College in Massachusetts. Joe was a Navy veteran, trained at the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, commissioned an ensign, and served two tours of duty as a Lieutenant J.G. on the USS Tripoli, a helicopter carrier, during the Vietnam War. Before entering the Navy, Joe began his teaching career in Clifton, NJ. Upon returning from service, he taught in the Ridgewood Public Schools for many years until retiring in 1996. He raised his family in Upper Saddle River and Allendale.

Joe, with his "golden hands", was a skillful carpenter and builder. After running his own contracting company for many years, Joe began a new career, becoming the founder and president of Staub Home Inspection, affording him the pleasure of teaching people about their buildings. He was a member of the Allendale Chamber of Commerce. He served in both the Upper Saddle River and Allendale Volunteer Fire Departments while residing in those communities. He was a volunteer with the Elizabeth-Carter Association in Point Pleasant Beach. A superior athlete, Joe was an avid skier, runner, and biker. He participated in the earliest NYC and Long Island Marathons, was an early member of the Ridgewood Road Runners, a founding member of the Town Journal Run and the Park Ridge Bicycle Club. He filled a room with his laughter and conversation. He was a strong man with outstanding leadership and problem solving skills, who worked extraordinarily hard and seemed to make impossible feats realities. His far-reaching kindness was spread selflessly to family and friends.

Joseph is predeceased by his mother, Helen, his father, Joseph, and his sister, Lois Roughgarden. He leaves behind his three children, Nicholas, Carolyn, and Jesse Staub, his sister's children, Julie and Richard Roughgarden, his beloved Ann D'Agostino and her children, Lisa, Rob, Carla, Paul, and grandchildren, Ethan, Lucas, and Abigail.

Joe, a firm believer in medical research to advance cures for future generations, instructed his remains be donated to the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2011, at 12 noon, the Church of the Guardian Angel, 320 Franklin Turnpike, Allendale, NJ, with a repast to follow in the church auditorium.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home, One Veterans Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652 or Allendale Boy Scout Troop 59, c/o Mark Dworkin, Scoutmaster, 108 Elmwood Ave., Allendale, NJ 07401.

Published in The Record and Herald News on December 29, 2011

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