Joseph Honauer

Joseph Honauer

Wednesday, March 25th, 1925 - Monday, December 16th, 2019
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Joseph “Pop” Honauer, 94, of Manasquan passed away peacefully Monday, December 16, 2019 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick.
Pop was born in Germany and had resided in Manasquan for the past 63 years, 60 years of which were in the home that he built himself. He was an avid glider pilot, fought in WWII and came to America without speaking a word of English. He was a popular carpenter by trade, building many of the local homes in the area; but also, by hobby, often fixing and building things for his family whenever there was a need. “One-cut Honauer” was a proud title he would go by.
In Pop’s spare time he loved being in the sky. He held records and trophies for glider achievements and had stories to accompany them. Pop could make you laugh at any moment with a glisten in his eye, reminding us always that his sense of humor was his best personality trait. He would always light up a room with a joke or a wise remark, no matter the situation.
Despite all of Pop’s outside interests, the most important aspect of his life was his large devoted family, who he supported in ways that words can’t describe. He deeply cared about his family and was one of the best role models anyone could ask for.
Pop was predeceased by his son, Siegfried A. “Fritz” Honauer, of Brick.
He is survived by his loving devoted wife of 73 years Rita (nee Schmidt) Honauer, his daughters-in-law Ruth (nee Emerich) Honauer of Spring Lake Heights and Jeanne (nee Henning) Honauer of Jackson, his grandchildren Nikki Honauer of Providence, RI., Michelle Honauer and husband Alberto Santos of Spring Lake Heights, Joseph and Michelle V. Honauer of Brick, Ian Honauer of Rockaway, and his 5 cherished great-grandchildren Jack, Regan, Daemion, Deavin, and Sebastien.
Visiting will be on Thursday from 5-7pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy 35, Wall. A prayer service will be conducted on Friday 10am in the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Atlantic View Cemetery, Manasquan. Donations may be made in his name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Foundation.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, December 19th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 10:00am
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ 07719
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Atlantic View Cemetery - Manasquan
    49 Forest Avenue
    MANASQUAN, NJ 08730
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Dennis Carmody

Posted at 03:14pm
My late father, Bill Carmody, was in the Central Jersey Soaring Club with Joe Honauer and thought very highly of him. I used to tag along with my dad to the Colts Neck airport as a teen in the 1980s and I remember Mr. Honauer as a very kind man. Usually I flew in the gliders with my dad, but once I went for a ride in the tow plane, and I'm pretty sure it was Mr. Honauer who flew. After the glider was released, he let me fly for a little while, a memory I enjoy to this day. All my sympathy to the Honauer family, and rest in peace Mr. Honauer. Dennis Carmody

Lauren Conway

Posted at 07:02pm
Sending you our deepest condolences, may Pops living memory comfort you all. With Love, The Conways
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