Giving Back

Elizabeth Native Honored for World War II Service

3fd0f9c2e1f2c85e024a_Montville_Plaque.jpeg
Credits: Gail Bottone
89fb4c7d38c2610c3b18_Joseph_Quade.jpeg
Left to right: grandson Cormac Jannsen, Joseph Quade, granddaughter Penelope Jannsen; back row, left to right: Kimberly Jannsen, son-in-law Ted Jannsen, wife Suzanne Quade. Credits: Gail Bottone
3fd0f9c2e1f2c85e024a_Montville_Plaque.jpeg

MONTVILLE, NJ – There is now a plaque outside the Montville Township Municipal Building with the name of Elizabeth native Joseph Quade forever engraved.

Quade was one of two township residents to be honored for their World War II service in a ceremony Feb. 20. David Marshall, who is deceased, is the other name on the plaque.

Quade served as a paratrooper with the 17th Airborne Division in Europe. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Germany by parachuting across the Rhine River into Nazi territory. Quade is a member of the Montville Township VFW Post 5481.

Sign Up for E-News

Quade was born in Elizabeth where he attended elementary and high school. He went on to attend Rutgers University when his education was interrupted by World War II. Quade entered the service in 1943 and was discharged in December of 1945. He then returned to Rutgers getting his Bachelor of Science degree and went on to a graduate program at Cornell University where he received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

In his civilian life, Quade worked for Prudential Insurance Company and held leadership roles in the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, United Way, American Legion, VFW, Heart Fund, the Republican Club, Little League, and the Gypsy Moth Eradication Program. He also was a volunteer assistant to the Montville Township High School (MTHS) athletic director.

​ Quade said, “I feel honored by this today for my volunteering efforts, but if it weren’t for the fine citizens of Montville, who organized these civic and community organizations, I would not have had the opportunity to volunteer. So today while I am being honored, I would like to pay tribute to the many other township volunteers and township leaders.”

The plaque reminds visitors, “The heroes we honor here fought to keep this republic free of tyranny and safe from the enemies of all free people. Their story reminds us that freedom is not free and always must be vigilantly protected.”​

​​

 

 

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Upcoming Events

Mon, February 26, 4:30 PM

Union Public Library, Union

Black History Month Bingo

Education Food & Drink

Tue, February 27, 11:00 AM

Vauxhall Library, Vauxhall

Toddler & Pre-K Program

Education

Wed, February 28, 11:30 AM

The Arc Kohler School, Mountainside

OPEN HOUSE at The Arc Kohler School for Students ...

Education Health & Wellness Other

Union County Freeholders Partner in Two Upcoming Hiring Events

February 17, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced two hiring event opportunities coming up with Griswold Home Care of Union County and the United Airlines “Summer Assist” youth program.

The first event is with Griswold Home Care of Union County. They are a privately owned, non-medical home care company and are looking for Certified Home Health Aides ...

“Hidden in Plain Sight” - A Presentation Centered Around a Teen’s Bedroom 

ROSELLE, NJ - Elizabeth Parents, grandparents, caregivers, when it comes to your children and drugs, do you know where to look? Do you know what you are looking for? You may be surprised at what is "Hidden in Plain Sight."

The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition and Prevention Links invite all parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults from the city of ...

At Westfield High School, Student Says ‘It’s Almost Normal to Juul Here’

February 16, 2018

Editor’s note: This story about the rise in teen e-cigarette use, written by Westfield High School student Greta Frontero, originally ran in the Jan. 8 edition of WHS student newspaper Hi’s Eye.

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 12th-grade Westfield High School female said she doesn’t bring her Juul to school, but will use someone else’s if the opportunity ...

Indictment Handed Down in Millburn Carjacking

February 21, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – An indictment was handed down in the November carjacking in Millburn where a 13-year old girl was allegedly grabbed by the neck and the suspect threatened to kill her. 

The 11-count state grand jury indictment charges Ahmed Anthony, 30, of Newark with conspiracy, carjacking, robbery and making terroristic threats among other charges. The conspiracy in the first-degree ...

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

February 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

Reminder: Free Wellness Program for Union County Military Women

February 22, 2018

All Union County women with military service – veterans, active duty and reserve – are invited to join “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

The event is free but ...