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Joseph Aquilar

October 28, 1929 - March 4, 2021

U.S. Veteran

United States Army Veteran


Service Date: March 26, 2021

In Lieu of Flowers: Dwell Orphan Care

Obituaries » Joseph Aquilar

Joseph Aquilar passed away on March 4, 2021 at Lehigh Valley-Muhlenberg Hospital in Pennsylvania. He was 91.

Joseph was born on October 28, 1929 in Manhattan to Joseph and Rigmore (nee-Jorgensen) Aquilar.

He grew up in Queens, New York then moved to West Islip, Long Island to start to raise his family before arriving in Parsippany, New Jersey in 1983.

Joseph was a member of the United States Army and served as part of the Military Police in Germany.

Joseph is predeceased by his wife Marie, his brother James Aquilar, and his sisters, Jean Hill and Lillian Guilfoyle.

Survivors include, his sons; David J. Aquilar and his wife Nancy, and Joseph G. Aquilar, his daughters; Patricia M. Lloyd and her husband Fred, Linda M. Andersen, Mary E. Aquilar and her fiancé David Hammond, his brothers John Vazquez and his wife Mae and Thomas Vazquez and his wife Lillian as well as his cherished grandchildren; David and his wife Nicole, Ryan, Holly, Michael, Shane, Madison and Jack.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial on Friday, March 26, 2021 9:30 A.M. at St. Christopher R.C. Church, 1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Entombment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany, (973)887-3235. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Dwell Orphan Care in his memory at

Following current Covid-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required at both the viewing and funeral service. The family acknowledges and understands that many are uncomfortable attending public gatherings and may be unable to attend. We ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.