General Information

Full Name: Steven Joffe
Date of Death: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Steven (Steve) Joffe, 72, of Paramus, NJ passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband of Janis Joffe for 44 years. Loving and devoted father of Monica (Christopher) Bousquet and Nina Joffe. Proud grandfather of Ethan, Rileigh, and Skylar Bousquet. He also leaves behind a brother Allen Joffe, sister-in-law Robin Moffatt, mother-in-law Edith Spatz, and nephew and niece Steven Moffatt and Shaina Joffe. He was preceded in death by parents Jacob and Natalie Joffe.

Steve worked at The New York Times for 44 years as an advertising account manager and then spent his semi-retirement working in the Paramus Public School system as a teacher’s aide. He was a member of the Air Force Reserves, an active member of the Temple Avodat Shalom community, an avid New York Rangers fan, and master of all dad jokes.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, October 2nd. Shiva will be held at Temple Avodat Shalom, 385 Howland Ave, River Edge, NJ from 6:30-8:30 PM on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd. Minyan services will begin at 7:00 PM followed by an oneg. All are welcome to pay their respects and share in celebrating Steve’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Steve’s memory may be made to:

Temple Avodat Shalom

American Heart Association

The Valley Hospital Foundation

Service Information

Monday, October 2, 2023
11:00 AM

The Service will be held privately.

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  1. Pam & Mike Edelstein

    This news is an absolutely horrible tragic nightmare!! We are so sorry to learn of this!! Steve was such a gentleman and tremendously respected pillar of our community. Our sincere condolences to the entire family on this devastating loss…..there are no words……

    • Jan, Monica & Nina

      We thank you for your heartfelt words and thoughts

  2. Glorie Jainarine

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Steve and I were co-workers and friends at the NYT. He was a caring, thoughtful, kind soul. He will be missed.

    • Jan, Monica & Nina

      .We thank you for your thoughts and kinds words

  3. John and Elena Colucci

    We are so saddened by the news. We remember Steve as a kind and loving father, so devoted to his family, with a great sense of humor and always with a smile on his face.
    Heartfelt condolences to Jan, Monica, Nina and the entire family.

    • Michele Lamboy

      I will remember Steve as an aide in my classroom at West Brook Middle School when I taught there some years ago. He always shared stories and jokes with our students and always made an effort to show them how to stay positive or how to see the brighter side of every situation. He was a good colleague who made an impact on our students each day. He will be missed.

      • Jan, Monica & Nina

        We thank you for your thoughts and words about Steve

    • Jan, Monica & Nina

      We thank you for your words and thoughts at this difficult time in our lives


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