James J Sorrentino
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AGE: 82 • Manchester
James J. Sorrentino, 82, of Manchester, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 8. Jim was the oldest son of Anthony and Barbara Sorrentino. Born and raised in Rumson, he then lived in Colts Neck for 20 years and has resided in Manchester ever since. He graduated from Rumson Fair Haven High School, and then proudly served his country as Chaplain Assistant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1955. Before owning and operating the Bilow's Liquor Store in the Parlin section of Sayreville, he worked as a Sales Associate for Sears Roebuck in Middletown for 40 years, and retired in 1995. Known as "High Hook", he enjoyed salt water fishing, and his prized catch was a 56 lb. striped bass. He was remembered most for his good sense of humor and that he loved to make people smile with a joke. His favorite line was "don't forget the punchline". Surviving is the love of his life, Margaret Teresi Sorrentino, of 52 years, daughters, Margaret Hemphill and Jamie Sorrentino, son-in-law, Chris Hemphill, grandchildren, Caitlin and James Hemphill, brother and sister, Joseph Sorrentino and Pauline Smith. Visitation is Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Oliverie Funeral Home 2925 Ridgeway Rd Manchester. Funeral Liturgy is Friday 10 AM at St John's Church, Lakehurst with interment to follow at Mt Olivet Cemetery Middletown. In lieu of flowers please make your donations to the American Heart/Stroke Association 1 Union St Suite 301 Trenton, NJ 08691. For directions, or to send online condolences, please visit our website at www.oliveriefuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 9, 2014
Oliverie Funeral Home
2925 Ridgeway Road Manchester, NJ 08759