Joseph Scala
Joseph Scala

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Norman Dean Home for Services, Inc.
16 Righter Avenue
Denville, New Jersey, United States

Prayer Service

11:00 am
Thursday, May 10, 2018
United Methodist Church at Mt. Tabor
5 Simpson Ave
Mt.Tabor, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Joseph A Scala


Not everything in this life has a happy ending, but this life is not the end of the story…




Joseph Arthur Scala passed away at his home in Mt. Tabor, NJ on May 6.  His laughter, selflessness, loyalty and charisma will be dearly missed.


He was born to Joseph and Mae Scala (Davenport) in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. After Joseph completed High School he continued with his passion to help others.  He served his country as a United States Marine. Following that he proudly served for the Morristown Police Department for 25 years. He had great enthusiasm when it came to giving back to the community and helping those who needed it.  Joseph volunteered at the Great Swamp aiding with the habitat and preservation and BRIDGES charity organizations where his involvement was to feed the less fortunate.  Joseph had a lot of faith which was shown through his active membership in the United Methodist Church, the Ocean Grove Choir Festival and Presbyaires.  When he had down time from serving others he enjoyed anything outdoors from landscaping and kayaking to working on his tan; working out at the YMCA in Mountain Lakes and above all spending quality time with his family.  He was an incredible father, brother, uncle and grandfather.


Joseph was predeceased by the love of his life, Deborah Morse Scala.  To live his legacy on are his adoring daughters Sarah McNally (Robert) and Cindy Scala; caring sisters Sharon Johnson and Theresa Scala; brother-in-law Craig Morse; loving nephews and nieces  John VanWart (Elizabeth), Jason Scala, Danielle Scala, Kimberly Dooley, Tracy Scala and Kevin Morse (Josephine); cherished grandchildren Shane and Patrick McNally and many other great-nieces, nephews, cousins relatives and friends.  His grandson Gavin Joseph McNally is due next month and there is comfort in knowing that he will have two guardian angels looking over him. 


Friends and family may visit with the family on Wednesday, May 9 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville.  A service will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 5 Simpson Avenue, Tabor.  Memorial donations are being welcomed in his honor to the United Methodist Church by way of Please share a memory or leave a condolence for the family and keep them in your prayers at this time. 

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