Joseph Gary Brotz of Edgewater Park, NJ died peacefully Apr. 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 85. Mr. Brotz was born in Burlington and was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys Brotz. He resided in Edgewater Park for 50 years. He was a retired manager of the Billing Dept. in Campbell Soup Co. He was a 1953 graduate of Wilbur Watts High School and a 1958 graduate of Drexel University. Gary will be warmly remembered as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be sorely missed. Gary was a super athlete especially known for his outstanding ability as a shortstop. He was signed by the NY Giants Baseball Organization. He was the beloved husband of Margery for 59 years; the devoted father of Scott (Maura), Lori (Chris), Carolyn (Mike) and Allison (Rob); and the loving grandfather of Gary, Carson, Michael, Anna, Colin, Cameron, Kellsie, Hannah, Christopher, Quinton and Dustin. He was predeceased by a brother George and is survived by brother-in-law Robert Jobes and sister-in-law Lousie; sister-in-law Helyene Brotz; and many nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, happiness to Gary meant being productive, caring and interacting with family and friends. He was so proud of his family and their accomplishments. His greatest joy was to spend time with them all at his home on Long Beach Island. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's in Burlington. A small, private ceremony with immediate family will be held Tuesday, Apr. 28. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 145 W. Broad St., Burlington, NJ and Burlington County Animal Shelter35 Academy Dr., Westampton, NJ 08060. Arrangements are under the direction of the Page Funeral Home, Burlington where messages of sympathy may be sent to the family through www.pagefuneralhome.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joseph Gary Brotz please visit our Sympathy Store.
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