James M. Leason
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James M. Leason

Washington Township - James M. Leason, on May 4, 2021, of Washington Twp.; formerly of Camden. Age 73. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Incudine). Devoted father of James Leason Jr. (Dawn), Jeffrey Leason (Christine), Donna Marie Egan (Michael), Jessica Anne Leason, and Jenna Leason. Loving grandfather of Kristen, Dominic, and Angela Leason; Matthew, Michael, and Justin Leason; Charlotte and Shane Egan; Eva Lauren Henriquez; and the late Michael James Egan. Dear brother of Mark Leason and the late Robert Leason. James was the Runnemede Police Chief for 18 years with a total of 32 years on the force. He was a Rotarian, a member of the Knights of Columbus, a Past President of the Police Chief's Association, and a recipient of the Paul Harris Award. Jim loved working on cars and collecting antique cars. He enjoyed playing poker and watching Western movies. Most of all he was devoted to his family. There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday evening and from 9am to 10am Wednesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 11am Wednesday at Church of the Holy Family, 226 Hurffville Road, Sewell, NJ 08080. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hurffville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306. Family and friends may share memories at www.gardnerfuneralhome.com.






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Published in Courier Post from May 6 to May 7, 2021.
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May 19, 2021
Karen,
We were so very sorry to hear about Jim. What a shocker!!! We were unable to attend the viewing, because we were getting our second covid shot. If there is anything we can do for you, Karen, please give us a call.
Jim was a great guy and did so much for anyone who knew him. Our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God be with you.
Love, Jack, Diane and Family
Jack & Diane Pflugfelder & Family
Family
May 12, 2021
I LOVE YOU COUSIN. YOU DEFINITELY KNEW HOW TO LIVE AND HOW TO LOVE WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART. NO TASK WAS EVER TOO BIG. NO FAVOR FOR OTHERS WERE EVER FAR GROOM YOUR HELP. THE WORD "NO" WAS NOT IN YOUR VOCABULARY FOR THOSE WHO ASKED YOU. FOR ALL THOSE IN WHOM YOU WOULD MEET THE EFFORT OF YOUR SELFLESS LOVE WAS ALWAYS THERE.
SO MANY MEMORIES TO SHARE THAT ONE LITTLE SPACE COULD NOT EVEN BE THE PREFACE OF A BOOK THAT WOULD BE WRITTEN FOR YOU. WE ARE ALL TRULY BLESSED, HONORED AND OVERWHELMINGLY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU IN OUR LIFE.
A MAN OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, HONOR, CLASS AND MANY TALENTS.
TO THOSE WHOM YOU WORKED WITH, THERE WAS NEVER S TASK TOO BIG.
A MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE WITH ALL HONOR AND RESPECT. A MAN WHO LOVED HIS CHILDREN AND HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF EXEMPLARY VISION AND MORALS.
A MAN WHO LOVED GOD. A MAN WHO HAVE TO THE POOR. A MAN WHO COULD BE TRUSTED WITH EVERY FIBER OF ONE'S BEING. YOU WILL LIVE IN ONE ALL WHO KNEW YOU. YOU TAUGHT MANY PEOPLE THINGS THAT COULD HELP THEM. SO YOU LIVE IN THROUGH ALL OF THE FAMILY AND IN ALL WHO KNEW YOU. JIMMY HAS LEFT A LEGACY OF LOVE, DRIVE, AND DETERMINATION.
HOW SAD WE ARE TO HAVE LOST YOU PHYSICALLY. THE MOURNING FOR YOU WILL FEEL ENDLESS TO MANY. GOD REST YOU MY WONDERFUL COUSIN.
INTO OUR LORDS HANDS YOU COMMEND YOUR SPIRIT. AMEN.
Yolanda Kwiatkowski-Jones
Family
May 11, 2021
Condolences to the family we will never forget MR. Softy at St. Teresa's school as FREE ice cream the smiles he placed on every child's face will always be great memories
Christine Derenzo
Acquaintance
May 11, 2021
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Jori, Liz, Cari, Kathleen
May 8, 2021
I knew Jim from when we were neighbors on Clinton St. in Camden my grandparents lived next door to them His parents and my parents were friends and as kids we played with Bobby and his cousins Loretta, Delores and Gracie years later I bought my first car from him and I'd run into him occasionally. It 's true that Camden people never forget. RIP Jim
May 8, 2021
Thinking of you, Karen. Sending prayers to you.
Dina Macaione Latoff
Friend
May 7, 2021
I’m sorry for your lose, Chief Leason was always ready to help people. His personality was bigger than life. He will be missed. Linda Price
Linda Price
Acquaintance
May 7, 2021
Rest in peace my cousin. You will be truly missed by all.

Donna Jones
Family
May 6, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wanda Ashmen
Friend
May 6, 2021
I knew him for 25 years he was a great friend and caring person. So sorry for the lose of someone so caring and giving.

Wanda Ashmen
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