James Crane

James J Crane

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Obituary

James J. Crane, 72 of Upper Montclair, passed away on June 26th, 2019 after a short illness.

Jim “Jocko”; “Craner” Crane was born in Brooklyn before moving to Upper Montclair in 1972. After graduating from Manhattan College, Jim honorably served in the Marine Corp Reserves. He also received his MBA from NYU which he pursued while working as a Marketing Executive for IBM. He remained at IBM for his entire career before retiring in 1998. Jim was active in his community, volunteering with his wife at the Montclair Human Needs Pantry and participating in the town softball league. Jim was also an avid golfer, enjoying his days on the course with friends. Anyone who spent time with Jim was likely exposed to his never-ending re-telling of spectacularly poor jokes and unfailing devotion to the NY Jets. He was never shy about highlighting his time on the Brooklyn Mariners or his shining moment when he caught a pass from the legendary Joe Namath while playing with the NY Jets. Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a great friend and always enthusiastic to spend time with as many of them as possible. Jim was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. He rarely missed a lacrosse, soccer, field hockey game or swim meet and was always one of the loudest “cheerleaders” even if he didn’t know what he was cheering for.

Jim is survived by his wife, Lynn (nee Peterson) his children, James S. Crane and wife Kathy, Jennifer Crane and husband Lee Thompson. He also had four grandchildren, Madeline, Emily, and Meghan Crane and Hannah Thompson, as well as his niece Ashley Cosgrove and a large, loving extended family.

Visiting hours will take place Monday, July 1st, 4-7PM at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove Street, Montclair. A mass of requiem will be held at 10am on Tuesday July 2nd, St. Cassian Church in Upper Montclair. Graveside memorial to follow at The Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair. Memorial donations to http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/donate, would be appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Caggiano Memorial
    Address
    62 Grove St
    MONTCLAIR, NJ 07042
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    http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/donate, would be appreciated.
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St Cassian Church
    Address
    187 Bellevue Ave
    Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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    http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org/donate, would be appreciated.
  • Interment

    Location
    Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair
    Address
    53 Norwood Ave
    Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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Paul Sullivan

Posted at 09:48am
Lynn and family,

We extend our condolences to you at this sad time. Jim always had a smile when he greeted you. He will be greatly missed.

Betsy and Paul Sullivan
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Bruce L Peterson

Posted at 07:08am
Mona and I are so sorry for your loss, Lynn. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Continued prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼
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Cynthia Ball Robinson

Posted at 05:53am
My dear friend Lynn and family,

May fond memories of Jim bring you Peace, Strength, Comfort and Love during these difficult times. I pray that God will continue to Bless and Keep you in His loving care!

Your friend and “IBM” Boppsie twin” 😇😇!
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Nancy Custis

Posted at 12:31am
Jim was a wonderful father and husband and he was always very gracious to us. We are so sorry for this great loss to Lynn and the family, but we are thankful for his life and for the many happy years of marriage that he and Lynn enjoyed together. We hope that the precious memories of Jim will be a comfort,, and send our love and prayers to Lynn.
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