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WAYNE - James "Jimbo" Guy Lacava, 43, of Bayville, died Dec. 26, 2010.

Lacava was born in Paterson and raised in the Packanack Lake section of Wayne.

A graduate of Immaculate Heart of Mary grammar school, and DePaul Catholic High School, he attended the University of North Carolina and Widener University where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He was a sales manager for the Oceanside Mortgage, Forked River, holding licenses in many states.

Athletically inclined Lacava played baseball, basketball and football at DePaul. He was selected for the All-Passaic County Football team in 1984. He also pitched for the Wayne A's a Metropolitan Baseball Semi-Pro team for several years. Lacava also participated in the CYO and PAL programs as a youth. An avid New York Giants and Yankees fan, his football tailgate parties are legendary.

Fishing was his summertime love along with golf. Trips to Key West, Fla. and the Outer Banks, N.C. were his favorite. He also enjoyed darts, fantasy football pools, and cooking.

He was active in the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #399, Seaside Heights, the National Saltwater Anglers and active alumni of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

Son of James S. and Beatrice (McCauley) Lacava; brother of Lynn and her husband Eric Kahn of Florham Park and Beth DeMayo of Lincoln Park; uncle of Amanda-Marie DeMayo and Nicole and Courtney Kahn; nephew of Letitia Pellosie of Hawthorne; cousin to Carmine O. Pellosie III and his wife Jennifer of Brick; companion of Jennifer Maino of Bayville.

Arrangements: Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, Wayne.

Memorials: Sister Patricia Flarity Scholarship Fund, c/o DePaul Catholic High School, 1512 Alps Rd., Wayne, NJ 07470.

Published in The Record/Herald News on Jan. 3, 2011
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