Obituary: Joseph E. Shomo Jr.

Shomo, Joseph E., Jr. 85 of Ocean City, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at his home.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he had been a longtime Ocean City, NJ resident.

He was a Veteran of World War II serving with the United States Navy.

Mr. Shomo was the Owner of J. E. Shomo & Son, a Cold Storage & Insulation Company in Somers Point, for 35 years before his retirement in 1996.

He was a member of Ocean City Lodge #171 F. & A. M. and a longtime member of Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

Surviving is a son, Robert J. Shomo and his wife Marcy of Linwood, NJ, and two grandchildren, Evan and Nathan Shomo, both of Linwood. He was predeceased by his wife, Jane A. Shomo, son, Thomas R. Shomo and daughter, Lynn S. Shomo.

His Funeral Service will be offered Saturday morning, Feb. 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, located at 644 South Shore Road, Palermo.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1801 North US Highway 9, Swainton, NJ 08210.

For condolences, flowers and information, www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.

-- Submitted by Godfrey Funeral Home

Robert K Bell III February 02, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Sad to hear. RIP
archie struthers February 03, 2014 at 09:14 AM
Great guy , long time member of Greate Bay CC . Born same day as my dad. Lots of people appreciated the wit and humor Joe exuded. He will be missed . Had great dignity throughout a long and painful illness . God bless!
Elizabeth(Betty) Rathblott February 03, 2014 at 06:13 PM
Did you know that joe was one of the founding members of the O.C.Men's Glee Club and that he had a beautiful .voice, too? He also, was a GREAT story/joke teller and a VERY GOOD golfer. He was a VERY GOOD friend to me (his wife, Jane, and I were "bosom buddies") and "drove him "nuts" at times) but he was always a great host and , in my book, a GREAT GUY
Elizabeth(Betty) Rathblott February 04, 2014 at 01:59 PM
I wish to make a correction to my comment (above). To quote Harold Lee in his HISTORY OF OCEAN CITY published in 1965:The Ocean City Male Chorus was formed in 1961. Prime movers in the enterprise were Stanley Hurst and Joseph E. Shomo, Jr." Joe would prefer that name to "Glee Club" wouldn't he ?


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