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John James, age 77 years of Hawthorne, on Friday, December 28, 2012. Beloved husband of Alma M. (nee Eberhardt) Baxter. Loving father of Robert J. Baxter of Hawthorne. Cherished grandfather of Jillian Baxter. Dear brother of William "Bud" Baxter and his wife Gail of Seymour, CT. Uncle of Patricia Allen and her husband Rick of Andover, MA, Richard Baxter and his wife Nicky of Wolcott, CT, great uncle of Zachary Allen, Joshua Allen, Matthew Baxter and Patrick Baxter, nephew of Louise Grohbrugge and cousin of Kenneth Grohbrugge. Born in Jersey City, Mr. Baxter has lived in Hawthorne for the past 44 years. He served his country as a corpsman in the United States Navy from 1954-1958. John was employed as a salesman for Continental Baking Co., Secaucus and Nabisco, Fair Lawn. Subsequently, John worked as a realtor for ReMax Realty and Maitland Realty, both in Hawthorne. Mr. Baxter faithfully attended the Van Riper EllisBroadway Baptist Church, Fair Lawn for 48 years where he was a member of the choir. Additionally, John was a member of the North Jersey Chorus. Funeral service 10:30 AM on Thursday at the Van Riper EllisBroadway Baptist Church, 7-01 River Road, Fair Lawn (Meeting at the Church). Friends may call on Wednesday between 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Van Riper EllisBroadway Baptist Church, Fair Lawn. (browningforshay.com)
Browning-Forshay Funeral Home
557 Lafayette Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 07507
Published in The Record on Dec. 30, 2012