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James Michael Budnick, 60
Native Islander, husband & father, played in SI softball leagues
James Michael Budnick, 60, a loving husband, father, son, and brother died Tuesday, March 30th at his home in Yardley, PA. He passed surrounded by his loving family.
He was born and raised in Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, NY and graduated from Ralph McKee High School in 1979. He began working on Wall Street at 19 as a margin clerk for EF Hutton. He continued to work his way up for several Wall Street firms and retired in 2019 from Credit Suisse as a Vice President of Technology.
In 1985, he married the love of his life, JoAnn. Everyone always said that they were the perfect couple. He played in various softball leagues while living on Staten Island and was also an avid bowler. He left Staten Island and moved to Sparta, NJ in 1988 where he raised two boys with JoAnn. In 2000 the family then settled in Yardley, PA.
Jim was an avid golfer and overall handy man. He enjoyed beach trips to the Jersey shore with family & friends and fishing off the jetty in Manasquan, NJ. Jim also enjoyed many trips to Aruba and Monmouth Park Racetrack, where he had a knack for picking the winners.
Jim was involved in the Pennsbury Athletic Association, as a baseball manager and coach and also Yardley Morrisville Junior American Legion. In 2017 Jim was part of the largest kidney transplant chain to take place in one hospital. Jim will be remembered as being genuine, funny, wise as well as the best father, husband, and friend to many.
He is survived by his wife JoAnn (nee O'Grady) and their two sons, Dylan, & Ed Budnick, his mother, Lucille Budnick, five siblings, Mary Siragusa (Bob), Nancy Oliveri (Glenn), Lucille Cichminski (Matthew) Tom Budnick, and Kevin Budnick (Tiffanie). He is also survived by his in-laws Noreen and Brendan McMullan, Harry and Rosemary O'Grady, Vincent O'Grady and Tricia and John Corbett and many loving nieces and nephews. His father Edward Budnick died in 1999.
The viewing will be on Monday April 5th at the FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home Yardley, PA. from 4-8 pm. The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday April 6th at 11 am at St. John the Evangelist Church, Yardley, PA. Burial will follow in Newtown Cemetery. For anyone who cannot attend the funeral you can view it on St. John the Evangelist website which is https://stjohnpa.org.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in James Budnick's memory with a designation to the Renal Transplant Fund at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. All gifts will be acknowledged to the family.
Donations can be made online at sbmcgiving.org or via phone at 973-322-4330. Checks can also be mailed to Saint Barnabas Medical Center Development Department, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, N.J. 07052.

FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home
17 S. Delaware Ave.
Yardley, PA 19067
(215) 493-2228

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Published in Staten Island Advance on Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 6, 2021
Joann and boys We are so sorry to hear about Jimmy - he was always a happy smile and warm handshake Our prayers are with you all and hope your warm memories soothe you during these difficult days. All our love - Kathie and Jimmy Stefanski
kathie stefanski
April 6, 2021
God bless Jimmy and watch over his family. JoAnn, please know that I'm thinking of you and your family at this time of loss. Jim was truly one of the nicest, calmest guys I've ever had the pleasure of spending time with.
Carl Del Rosario
April 5, 2021
My Sincerest Condolences to you Joanne and your boys and Jimmy’s mom and siblings during this very sad time of Grieving , you will all be in my prayers . Rest in peace Jim
Peggy mcginley reilly
April 5, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family. He was my childhood neighbor while growing up on Erastina Place.
Joseph Mastandrea
April 4, 2021
I went to school with jimmy from 44 to 51 and McKee a great friend and a good guy.in my prayers Walter Nack
Walter nack
April 4, 2021
So sorry for your loss JoAnn, Dylan, Eddie. Jim lived a full and active life. Married happily, proud father, loving brother and friend to many, Jimmy was a spark. Bright. His spirit and enthusiasm for life serve as a great model.
Rest In Peace Jimmy
Billy Fox
April 4, 2021
Dear JoAnn and family, please accept our condolences. We are praying for you all Love your cousin Jo-ann Haley
Jo-ann Haley
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