James ("Jim") K. Webber, 84, of Pompton Plains, NJ, formerly of Clifton, NJ, passed away on January 4, 2020.Visitation
Born and raised by his mother, Ruth, and father, John, in Visitation Parish in the Bronx, NY, Jim lived in Clifton for forty-eight years before moving to Pompton Plains three years ago. Prior to retirement, he was employed for more than three decades as an assistant branch manager with Manufacturers Hanover Trust, primarily in the Bronx, and then for several years with his many friends at Primepak in Teaneck, NJ. Jim was a proud Veteran of the United States Army, having served at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. He was, like his father, a Third Degree Knight of Columbus, most recently of the Regina Mundi Council 3969 in Clifton. Jim was also a member of the Morris County Republican Committee and numerous veterans groups in the area. He was a longtime, faithful parishioner of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, and most recently was a valued member of the Cedar Crest Catholic Community in Pompton Plains.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara D. (nee DeLong) Webber in 2015 and by two dearly missed siblings: sister Madeline Moran and brother Jack Webber. Jim also long mourned the passing of his many childhood friends and relatives from the Bronx, who all kept in close touch for more than seven decades.
Known to all for his incredibly quick wit and good humor, Jim made fast friends wherever he went. A New York Giants season ticket holder for more than 60 seasons, Mr. Webber passed two great passions on to his devoted son, James ("Jay") K. Webber, Jr., of Morris Plains: his faith, and certain New York sports teams (the Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Rangers). The former has served his son well; it is anticipated that the latter will continue to cause as much heartache for Jay and his children as it caused Jim.
Jim held a special affection and admiration for Jay's beautiful wife Johanna, and he was a faithful and beloved little brother to dear sister Patricia Byron of Garnersville, NY. The unparalleled joy of his life, however, were Jim's eight cherished grandchildren: Annalise, Molly, Cora, Jack, Max, Eli, Lily and Claire, who continually delighted and amazed him at every turn. Jim was a simple, happy, and decent man - a good son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and he will be deeply missed.
Visiting will be Wednesday from 4-8pm at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home, 1313 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton. Funeral Thursday 10:00am at The Chapel at Cedar Crest, 1 Cedar Crest Drive, Pompton Plains. Please meet at the Chapel. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa. Please visit www.bizub.com for driving directions and online condolences. In lieu of flowers, Jim's family asks that donations be made to St. Joseph Regional High School, 40 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, New Jersey 07645.
Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home
1313 Van Houten Avenue
Clifton, NJ US 07013
Cedar Crest Village Chapel
1 Cedar Crest Drive
Pompton Plains, NJ US 07444
Please meet at the Chapel Cemetery
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52 Totowa Road
Totowa, NJ US 07512
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