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
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,
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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