In Memoriam


James C. Carmelitano
(Asbury Park Press)

James C. Carmelitano, 84
, of Mantoloking Shores, died suddenly Friday, June 5, 2009 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Born in Hoboken, he lived in Bloomfield for 40 years prior to moving to Mantoloking Shores 10 years ago. He was a graduate of AJ Demarest HS in 1942 and received his BA from New York University in 1954.

He was employed as a manager of New York Port Authority Truck Terminal, the largest truck terminal in the world. Most recently, he specialized in terminal management and sales in truck-water and railroad transportation until retirement from Pennsylvania Truck Line, a division of Conrail in 1992.

James enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and received an honorable discharge in 1949. During his service, he received several medals including the WWII Victory Medal & American Area Campaign, European African Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Philipean Liberation, China Service and Good Conduct. He also served on the Wm Wood DD715 & Brinkley Bass DD 887. He was a member and Past Quartermaster of the VFW, Post 8867, Brick. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Peace RC Church, Normandy Beach.

James is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma Fritch; a son and daughter in law, James M and Mary Ellin Carmelitano of Wilmington, NY; two daughters and sons in law, Jean and John McConaghie, of Brick and Jamie and Michael Betar of Brick; a brother, Michael Carmelitano of Englewood and a sister in law, Marjorie Downing of Toms River. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, John Jr, Andrew and Cara McConaghie, Beth Benway and Hollie Carmelitano and Michael Jr and Jessica Betar.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 7, 3-7 p.m. at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home 885 Mantoloking Rd., Brick. A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday, June 8, 10 a.m. at Church of the Visitation, Brick. Interment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Copyright 2009 Asbury Park Press



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