James W. Stokes, 73, passed away on December 14, 2019 at his residence. Born in Jersey City, James lived in Wood-Ridge for thirty four years before moving to Riviera at East Windsor in 2011.
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James served in the United States Air Force and was retired from Merrill Lynch where he worked as a Systems Programmer. He was a parishioner of Nativity of Our Lord RC Church in Monroe. Jim was also active in the East Windsor Senior’s and he was an avid fisherman and had a great love of baseball and military history.
Predeceased by his parents, William and Rose Stokes and his sister, Susan Collins; James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Russo Stokes, two sons and daughters in law; Patrick and Ashley Stokes and Christopher and Laura Stokes; two grandchildren, Anna and Andrew and two sisters and brothers in law; Maureen and Randy Pease and Terri and Ed Charbanneau.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, December 19th from 4 to 8pm at the Barlow & Zimmer Funeral Home, 202 Stockton Street Hightstown NJ 08520. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am Friday, December 20th at St David the King R.C. Church, 1 New Village Road, Princeton Jct. NJ, 08550. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.