James Miller

Obituary of James H. Miller

James Henry Miller Jr. May 29, 1926 – September 15, 2018 North Port, Florida. Jim, formerly of Somers Point, New Jersey crossed over into the arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 15, 2018 at the age of 92. He passed in the home he shared with his beloved Daughter Sharon Roth, who was also his Caregiver, surrounded by loved ones. He married Mildred DeLorenzo on December 2, 1950. Together 45 years, she predeceased him on August 10, 1995. Jim was an amazing man, born in "Hell's Kitchen," NY to James and Harriet Miller. Moving to Teaneck, NJ, he graduated Teaneck High School. Jim joined the US Navy where he proudly served in WWII. After his discharge from the Navy, as an animal lover, he became the 1st Animal Control Officer in Bergen County, NJ, where he saved and sheltered many four-legged friends. An avid Golfer, he played on courses up and down the East and West Coasts, meeting extraordinary people. The word "retire" did not apply to Jimmy. He worked until age 91 ½, lastly at Publix in Cocoplum Plaza, North Port, FL. Prior, he worked 43 years as a Heating Specialist, for Central Bergen and Reinhauer in NJ building heating systems. Jim also graduated from New York Trade School for Automobile Mechanics in 1948. After moving to Somers Point, NJ "at retirement age," he worked for Friend Deli as their Delivery Man for 13 years. A talented man, he was an artist working with charcoals. A perfectionist in all aspects of his life. Never saying "no" to anyone in need. Jimmy will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Jim is survived by his beloved daughter Sharon Lee Roth, granddaughter Carla Desrosiers, great grandsons, Michael and Bryson Desrosiera and Rick DeGrazio-Roth. Many nieces and nephews, brother Arthur (Sonny) Miller and his beloved "Poppy's Lee Lee," his four-legged buddy and Squirtle Turtle! Jimmy was also predeceased by his grandson Ricky Lee Roth, parents James and Harriet Miller, sister Helen, brother Walter and two nephews John Castor and Chris Miller. Also, his four-legged babies, Gemmi I, Gemmi II and April. A Graveside Service will be held 11am Thursday September 27, 2018 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson Street, Hackensack, NJ, with Military Honors following.
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