Rutherford- James S. Nolan 89, died at home on December 6. Born in Jersey City, Dr. Nolan lived in Rutherford for over fifty years.
A graduate of Saint Peter's University, Dr. Nolan served in the navy in the Pacific Fleet during World Word II. He earned two master's degrees from Seton Hall University and a Ph.D. in Education from Fordham University.
During his career as an educator, Dr. Nolan served as principal of North Bergen High School and later as Superintendent of Schools in that community. Upon retiring from public education, Dr. Nolan joined the full-time faculty at Saint Peter's University as a member of the Education Department.
Dr. Nolan is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eileen Killen Nolan, his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Thomas Monahan and Maureen and Russell Fischer, his sons and daughters-in-law, James and Virginia Nolan, Kevin and Nancy Nolan, Gerard and Linda Nolan, and Brian and Maggie Nolan. He was the beloved grandfather of eighteen: Brenda (and wife Kate) Monahan, Eamon (and wife Mary Monahan, Erin (and husband Ben) Mendell, Shane Fischer and Danielle, James, Tim, Shane, Karly, Genna, Conor, Caitlin, Shea, Kelly, Kyle, Ryan, Annie, and Mary Nolan. Dr. Nolan was also the great-grandfather of Elle and Finn Monahan, and Eva Maureen Mendell. He was predeceased by his son Dennis and daughter-in-law Marybeth Nolan.
The family will receive visitors at Macagna Diffily Onorato Funeral Home, 41 Ames Avenue, Rutherford, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday December 9. The Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary's Church, 91 Home Avenue, Rutherford at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 10,2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Research Hospital or to a