James F. Pizzirusso
AGE: 89 • Brick
James F. Pizzirusso,"Jim the Tailor," 89, of Brick, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at Ocean Medical Center. Born in Nanticoke, PA to the late Mauro and Leonilda Pizzirusso, Jim was a tailor's apprentice at the age of 13 and after high school went on to become a Master Tailor. Mr. Pizzirusso served his country in the United States Army. He and his beloved wife Clementine then moved to Lakewood, NJ in 1979; where Jim owned and operated his tailor shop, and have resided in Brick for the past 12 years. Mr. Pizzirusso took pride in his trade, and was well known as "Jim the Tailor" by all of his loyal customers. He enjoyed traveling with his family, especially taking cruises, and visited Cancun every year for the past 30 years. Jim and his wife visited Italy, and with their great appreciation of classical music, enjoyed a concert at a castle in Vienna. At home, he spent his time reading the newspaper daily, end to end, doing crossword puzzles, caring for his pets, and most of all, spending quality time with his cherished grandchildren.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 62 years, Clementine Magnosi Pizzirusso; his loving children, Karen Phillips and husband Kenneth, Lee Sikora and husband Michael, Maria Archer and husband Richard, and James, Jr. and wife Kelly; his cherished grandchildren, Marc, Cara, Ryan, Christopher, Nicholas, Suzanne, Michael, Katy, Katherine, and James III; his great grandchildren, Trevin and Hadley; his dear sisters, Mary Mascola and Lena Klassy, and his grandpets, Travis, Serena, Possum, and Harvey.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00PM at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30AM on Friday, February 15th at St. Mary of the Lake R.C. Church, Lakewood. Entombment will follow at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the
, or the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter. For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.OBrienFuneralHome.com