James C. Rutherford Jr.
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JAMES C., age 27, of Medford, NJ, died suddenly on February 1, 2008. He was a graduate of Richard Stockton College of NJ and was currently a graduate assistant at East Stroudsburg University studying towards his Masters in Biology. He was living at the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the time of his death. Loving son of Lael (nee Beideman) and James Rutherford, Sr. Beloved brother of Devon Rutherford. Devoted grandson of Ernest and Marie Rutherford, of Englewood FL. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles, Tom Rutherford; Pat and Tom Krzywicki; Terri Beideman (the late Nelson); Laura and Mike Lanzilotta; Bonnie Stout and John Masson; Judy and Craig Flenard; dear cousins, Bryan and Tom Rutherford; Joe Damion; Ben and Justin Beideman; Mia Lanzilotta; Kim and Laura Stout; and Jill, Craig and Christopher Flenard. Jim was a former employee of The Camera Stop in Medford NJ for many years, and most recently worked as an Environmental Consultant for Endangered Species. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, from 6 to 9 P.M., and again on Wednesday, February 6, from 9 to 11 A.M., at
THE MATHIS FUNERAL HOME OF MEDFORD, 58 N. Main St., (609-654-2439). Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 A.M., at the Funeral Home. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim's memory to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, c/o Jane Wiltshire, 17 Pemberton Road, Southampton, NJ 08088.

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Published in Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2008.
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March 2, 2008
Jim and I became friends instantly, even though I am twice his age. His ready smile, calm manner, and friendly eagerness to help me figure nature out was a true joy. He will be missed very much.
Robert Moyer
February 25, 2008
Dear Lael and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Barb
Barb Leiferst
February 15, 2008
Jimmy in the Lackawaxen Mountains, PA (2006)
February 14, 2008
Dear Lael & Family:
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am keeping your family in my prayers. Your son will live forever in your heart. With heartfelt condolences.MaryEllen.
MaryEllen Corazo
February 11, 2008
Lael and Jim....May God's blessings surround you and your family and may He keep all of you faithful and strong now and forever more.
My sincerest sympathy.
Jo Souder
February 9, 2008
Lael and Family,
There are no words to express the sorrow in my heart for your loss. May you find comfort and strength from those who love you.
God Bless!
Pam DiSalvatore
February 8, 2008
Rutherford Family - Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Jim was good people!! I feel truly blessed to have known him. He could always light up a room and make you laugh and truly loved life, he will never be forgotten.
Stacy Wolbert
February 7, 2008
Jim Rutherford Jr. will be honored as a true soldier of environmental and natural resource protection.
Jim, thank you for your friendship. We love you and miss you.

May God bless Jim Jr. and the Rutherford family.
Stan and Dolly Boder
February 7, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to the Rutherford Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Albrecht & Jutta Schulze
February 7, 2008
Very Sorry for your loss...God Bless Jim and your family
Chad Kayser
February 7, 2008
Dear Laul and Family,
I am deeply sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always remember, the memories of your loving son (brother) are forever.

Many Thoughts,
Kelly Baeringer
Kelly Baeringer
February 6, 2008
To Jim’s Family,

My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and hope that you can find the strength to get through this hard time. Jim was a wonderful and spirited individual. I only hope that I can live my life with the same passion and enthusiasm that he did. It won't be the same without him. God bless...
Raushan Shahalemi
February 6, 2008
My deepest condolences & prayers to all of you. Sorry I could not share my sympathies with you in person but my heart does truly go out to all of you & the hope that the support of your loving family & friends will see you through this sad time.
Eileen DePasquale
February 6, 2008
Lael and Family-I am so sorry that you have experienced one of life's worst nightmares. May you get strength from everyone who is praying and keeping you in their thoughts to get you through this
Joyce Stuski
February 5, 2008
My deepest sympathies to the entire Rutherford family. Although I didn't know Jim, Lael was one of the most kind and caring people I have ever encountered. I am sure she raised an amazing son.
Matt Cordaro
February 5, 2008
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Rutherford Family

C-shift Extrusion Management Team at Aluminum Shapes
Tim Hawn
February 5, 2008
Lael & family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God will take care of Jim for you.
Anna Dickerson
February 5, 2008
Dear Jim & Family:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of grief. May there be hope, healing, and strength in the many prayers surrounding you.
Carl Johnson
February 5, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Cynthia Perry
February 5, 2008
Jim was one of a kind whose existence brighten up this world.
Ryan Corrigan
February 5, 2008
Lael & Family - my deepest sympathy on the loss of your son. Keeping you in my prayers.
Pat Casey
February 5, 2008
Jim 's love will never be surpassed, you knew him as soon as he walked in the room, and you never forgot him when he walked out. He will always be remembered for his love, loyalty, care, and freindship. To Lael, Jim, and Devon my love for you abounds and my deepest sympothy goes out to you.
Karee Blewett
February 4, 2008
Our hearts are broken over your loss. Jim was one of the finest human beings that we have ever known. The memories that he leaves behind will never be forgotten.

Lorraine and Zack
Zachary Bittner
February 4, 2008
Dear Jim, Lael, and family.
My deepest and most sincere sympathy. May God comfort you now and in the days to come.
Rita Marinucci
February 4, 2008
Jim was a remarkable young man. It was a great honor to have him come into our lives for such a short time. God Bless you.
Karole Blewett
February 4, 2008
Jim, Lael, and Devon; Our love and prayers are with you. Your family has touched the lives of everyone in Tamarac and we support and love you during this tragic time.
Jane & Bill Rinn
February 4, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jim, and your family at this time of sorrow. We can't imagine the pain that you are going through. Hopefully family and friends are there to support you in your time of need. We are.
Kathy& Bruce Roman
February 4, 2008
To Jim's family: I am very sorry for your loss. Jim was a good man and I admired him for his good work and devotion to the critters he loved. God bless.
Scott Angus
February 4, 2008
February 4, 2008
We have been praying for the whole family. My deepest condolences.
Anna Bevan
February 4, 2008
Jim was the best field biologist and herpetologist I ever had work for me. Jim was 'A Natural' with wildlife and taught us all a great deal. I will miss him. God Bless.
Andrea Teti
February 4, 2008
Lael, Jim, and Devon,

My heart felt condolences go out you. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and you all.

-Joe and Family
Joe Fugarino
February 4, 2008
Words can not say how sad I am for this terrible loss. I hope that you find everyones words comforting
Diane Badolato
February 4, 2008
Jim's Family...

My prayers and thoughts are with you during this tragic time. May God help all of you move forward.
Thomas Klinger
February 4, 2008
Dear Lael and Jim,
You and your daughter are in my prayers. Love, Maureen F.
Williamstown, N.J.
Maureen Farlow
February 4, 2008
Lael, you and your family are in my prayers. Lean on God, the almighty, he's the only one that will take care of your son and lift the hurt and pain from your heart. Love, Joan Davis
joan davis
February 4, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Kevin Keat
February 4, 2008
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. God bless.
Michael John
February 4, 2008
To Jim's family,

Thank you for giving us such a wonderful man. We are all better for having Jim's friendship.
Stephen Rivera
February 4, 2008
Jim was one of the best people I have ever known. As many people know, we were very close. This last year has been the best year of my life because of the time I spent with Jim and because of his friendship.
Rachel Janson
February 4, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Charles Strunk
February 3, 2008
Jim was one of those rare individuals who brightened the day of everybody he came in contact with. I will miss our discussions of shared interests, hikes in the field and forest, and camaraderie.
Thomas LaDuke
February 3, 2008
To Jim's parents- Eric and I will miss Jim's contribution to the Pocono Wildlife Rehab Center and the conversations we had about reptiles and the Pine Barrens area, interests we had in common. He was a kind young man. He will be missed. Kathy and Eric Uhler, Directors, Pocono Wildlife Rehab Ctr
Katherine Uhler
February 3, 2008
My prayers are with you all that you find the faith to move forward every day.
With all my love...
Kreni DiAntonio
February 3, 2008
Jim was one of the most genuine, and good-natured guys I've had the pleasure of working with. It takes a strange and devoted person to work in the outdoors the way some of us do. Jim was one of those few. All of us who call Jim a friend and colleague are lucky to have known him. You will be missed Jim.
Elliot Thomas
February 3, 2008
Our prayers are with you all. Gary & Nancy Lord
Nancy Lord
February 3, 2008
With much love & sympathy,
Marlin & Joann Corn
Marlin Corn
February 3, 2008
Jim, Lael & Devon,

Words cannot do justice. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

The Martin family

Adam & Tess
Dave Martin
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