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Obituary for Joseph J Elson

Joseph John Elson, age 94, long time resident of Mantua Township, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. He was born in Phillipsburg, NJ to the late Arthur R. Elson and Claire Marie (nee Gessley). He was pre-deceased by his wife, Ruth (nee Cundey), his partner Jacqueline Wolfe, and brothers Charles and Arthur. He attended college and was a Navy veteran. He was a mason for over 38 years and co-owner of Cundey and Elson Mason Contractors.

He was active in various organizations: Mantua Lions, Mantua Planning Board, Clearview School Board. He was a former member of the Square Circle sportsmen’s Club and active member of the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club and the Gloucester County Nature Club. He enjoyed world traveling, photography, gardening, woodworking, fishing, as well as the Tuesday Morning group at the Sportsmen’s Club and the weekly Tuesday night dinners out with his group of friends.

He will be missed by his surviving children, Laurie Christinzio, Linda Morgan & husband David and his 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and sister Claire Kononchuk. Predeceased by son in law, Angelo Christinzio.

His memorial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a service organization of your choosing. Memories and condolences can be shared at