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James P. Zawacki


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James P. Zawacki

Point Pleasant Boro - James P. Zawacki, 51, of Point Pleasant, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side Sunday April 8, 2018. "Jimbo," as many lovingly will remember him, lost his courageous fight to adrenal cancer, but not before his beloved Eagles FINALLY won the Super Bowl. His favorite color to wear was "Eagle green," Eagles anything, and Sunday was no different.

Born June 29, 1966 to Z. Thaddeus and Gail A. Zawacki in Point Pleasant, Jim was raised in Holmdel, but returned to, and ultimately stayed at, "the beach" as a young adult, where he met the love of his life, Amanda. Jim was predeceased by his father in 1994, but is survived by his wife of 24 years, Amanda, their two sons, Justin (21) and Cullen (18), and his loyal chocolate lab, Booka. Jim is survived, as well, by his mother Gail, sisters Jill and Jane, brother Jack, and their families. Jim also leaves behind a long list of loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends, and a special group of pop warner football players who were privileged to know him simply as "Coach."

Jim graduated from Holmdel High School in 1984, where most will remember him for his infectious smile, but also as "Mr. Do It All." Jim would smile his biggest smiles while sharing his love for football with his sons, coaching them on, and off, the field; and simply spending time with the family he adored. Jim also loved the game of golf, and was once an avid golf player, so leaving us during The Masters was nothing short of bittersweet.

Visitation will be held Friday April 13, 4-8p at O'Brien Funeral Home 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to "Karli's Angels" https://www.gofundme.com/karlis-angels. For more information or to send condolences please visit www.obrienfuneralhome.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 11, 2018
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