EAST BRUNSWICK - JAMES E. WENDELL passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at his residence in East Brunswick. He was 80.
Born in Bayonne, he resided there and in Old Bridge before settling down in East Brunwick 50 years ago.
He worked for Exxon in Linden for many years. After leaving Exxon he started his own busines, JWS Enterprises designing and selling signs and awards. Jim retired after 28 years in business in 2008.
Jim was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees since the age of 10. While living in East Brunswick he was the President of East Brunswick Baseball Managers Association for many years. He was also a Board Member of the St. Bart's Buffalos Youth Football Club.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Harry and George Wendell, and his sister Elizabeth Larson.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Geraldine (Hassett) Wendell; his three sons, Michael Wendell, and his wife, Amy, of Morgantown, WV, James Wendell, and his wife, Barbara, of East Brunswick, and Daniel Wendell, and his wife, Seo Jeong, of Arlington, VA; his three sisters, Margy Walsh of Freehold, Dorothy Bray of Millvalley, CA, and Catherine McDonald of San Rafael, CA, and six grandchildren; James III, Matthew, Sarah, Benjamin, Kaitlin and Emily.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 10:00 am, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. Interment will follow at Chestnut Hill Cemetery
Friends and family may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, March 12th, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. For directions, please visit our "Services" page.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bart's Buffalos, P.O. Box 404, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
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I am sorry that I could not make the wake. My condolences to Carole, James, and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace.
Carole and I are so sorry we won't be there for you and the boys. You know how much we loved Jimmy.
Our love, thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
Carole & Greg
Dad was a big part of my life growing up. M y find memories at baseball club. Prayers to family may he rest in peace. Bill wallace
Jim was one of those guys who just did a lot of good things without making a big deal out of it. He was always there when you really needed it.
My mom and dad loved him like a third son who was also a best friend. I am just too sad to have the elegant words he deserves. I know the family he has left behind is a tribute to his life.
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