Joel Matusow

October 28, 1946 – January 8, 2023



Date: January 10, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM


374 Hwy 79 Morganville, NJ 07751



Joel Matusow, 76 of Jackson, New Jersey passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at his home.

Born Monday, October 28, 1946 in Philadelphia; Joel was the son of the late Benjamin and Yetta Matusow.

When Joel was 8 years old the family moved to Englishtown, NJ. After graduating from high school, Joel attended Monmouth University. He majored in Business Administration. Joel worked for the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development as a Sr. Claims Examiner. He retired in 2011.

Joel was active in Thoroughbred Horse racing. He was a known journalist and handicapper who covered multiple horse tracks as an analyst. Himself owning two horses. Joel enjoyed bowling and was a member of two different leagues. He enjoyed watching sports, especially his favorite teams the Phillies and Eagles. Joel enjoyed cruising and took many cruises with his parents, sister, and his wife Lynn. He enjoyed his time in coffee shops, and listening to classical music. Joel and Lynn were residents and active in the Four Seasons South Knolls community in Jackson, where they lived for the past 14 years.

A giving man who always though of others, Joel donated Platelets over 300 times to the Blood Center, and was recognized for this. He also was active with donating to Boystown and Disabled Veterans.

Joel was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin and Yetta and by his sister Rhonda.

Joel is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Lynn, and by cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Funeral service will be at 12:00 PM on Tuesday at Mt. Sinai Cemetery located at 374 Hwy 79 Morganville, New Jersey 07751. Interment will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Morganville, NJ. Masks are required to be worn while inside the chapel at the cemetery.

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