The family of Julius W. Hauser IV, announces his peaceful, yet unexpected passing on Wednesday, July 22, 2021, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.
“Jay”, as he was known by all, was born in Bayonne and has lived an interesting life including life in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Tucson, Arizona, upstate New York, then finally back to his hometown of Bayonne. He was a member of Local 177 where he happily served with his fellow union members as security for Madison Square Garden, Citi Field, and the Brooklyn Cyclones. Jay previously served as a proud Primerica representative, a salesman for Konica, and an established entrepreneur.
A gifted baseball player in his youth, Jay's extraordinary talent and drive to succeed attracted the attention of the California Angels, landing him a catcher’s position in the minor league at the age of 17. His promising career was cut short due to a serious knee injury. Throughout the year's Jay continued to stay close and enjoy the world of sports, including baseball, football, boxing, and basketball. If you wanted to know the best players or stats, Jay was your man.
In his late teens, Jay experienced the beauty of upstate New York and came to love hunting, animals, and the beauty of nature outside the concrete jungle. Jay, his wife Lori, and their children raised and bred Mastiffs, Lucky, and Geronimo. Jay’s special bond and unique connection to the animals brought awareness and appreciation of the breed to the local area, making the business a success.
Whether friend, family, or acquaintance, all who knew Jay remember him as living and loving life and people. He was social, friendly and loyal, and had a great sense of humor. Jay appreciated fine dining, good drinks, and friendly/interesting conversations. He will be missed by all whose lives he ever touched.
Jay was predeceased by his father, Julius (Jules) W. Hauser III, his Step-Father, William D. Rocheny, his uncle, Tom Lejda, uncle John and aunt Kathy Fabian, and his cousin Paul. He leaves behind his forever wife Lori, children, Justin and Lexi, his mother, Cathy Rocheny, brothers, Greg Hauser, Mark Hauser and wife Laurie, sister Janice Daniels and husband Dominick, aunt Fran Ledja, aunt Cookie and uncle Paul Dreyfus, uncle Joe and aunt Nancy Fabian, uncle Pete and uncle Paul Rocheny, and many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces, and grandnephews.
Friends and family are welcome to celebrate Jay’s life at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Monday, July 26, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. and 6:00 to 8:00 pm., with a Catholic religious service at 7:00 pm., officiated by Fr. Lukasz Kleczka of St. John Paul II Parish. Cremation at Rosehill Crematory will be private.
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