In Memoriam


John W. James

AGE: 87 . Berkeley Twsp.
John W. James
, 87, of Holiday Heights section of Berkeley Twsp., NJ, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, NJ. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he lived in Jamaica, Queens, NY before moving to Berkeley Twsp in 1994. Mr. James was a Social Worker for the New York City Department of Social Services for 33 years, retiring in 1987.

John was a Graduate of the University of Louisville, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Education. He was a member of the college's Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and the Gamma Rho Chapter of Queens, NY. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree, he attended graduate school at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. Mr. James was a US Army WWII Veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Dorothy (nee Dorrell); a daughter, Janet James of New York City; a son, Jonathan W. James of Knoxville, Tennessee; a brother, Robert D. James of Louisville, Kentucky; a granddaughter, Jennifer W. James of Knoxville, Tennessee.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the Timothy E. Ryan Home for Funerals, 145 St. Catherine Blvd., Toms River. A funeral service will be offered Thursday, 11:30am at the funeral home. Burial to follow at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Published in Asbury Park Press on March 22, 2011

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