James Peter "Jimmy the Greek" "J.P." Psaryanos Sr.

June 7, 1932March 5, 2019

James P. Psaryanos Sr, aka J.P. or Jimmy the Greek”, passed away on March 5, 2019 at Mountainside Medical Center, Glen Ridge.. He was born in Brooklyn, lived in Newark and Bloomfield before moving to Hackettstown. James was the owner of JP Jr. Construction Co. in Newark, Golden A1 Paving Co. in Bloomfield and Dallas Country and Western Nightclub in Newark. He proudly served our country in The Army National Guard. Vistitation will be on Friday, March 8th from 4-8 pm, with a service at 7:15pm Arrangements from the Zarro Funeral Home 145 Harrison St., Bloomfield. Surviving are his wife, Angela Russo, daughter, Laureen Szejnrok and her husband, Ted, son, James Psaryanos Jr. and his wife, Karen; grandchildren, Nicholas, Alissa, Joseph, Kimberly, Gina, Laura and Darlene, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Stella (Lejoi) and Peter Psaryanos, wife, Virginia, and siblings, Nick, Tommy and Philip.


  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Prayer Service Friday, March 8, 2019

James Peter "Jimmy the Greek" "J.P." Psaryanos Sr.

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Gregory L. Mitchell - "Mitch (Verizon)

March 21, 2019

Dear Angie:This is really for you as others will not know me. Please accept my deepest condolences regarding the passing of "JP".I was so sorry to learn of this after the fact from Dean at the General Store in Allamuchy last week when Dave Boville (work partner)and I stopped for coffee. Had I known earlier Angie I certainly would have been at his wake. Please accept my regrets,even though it's been 16 years now having been retired, I remember you both so very well.

Respectfully, "Mitch"

Donna Caracci

March 8, 2019

We extend our love and prayers to all of you. Take with you his love, his smile his laughter ,and memories will last in your heart forever. With love and sympathy Donna and Bob Caracci❤️

Greg DeMarzo

March 7, 2019

Uncle Jim was truly one of a kind. Growing up, I fondly remember him as a larger than life figure. Whether with a cigar at a family party or at his home, he was a hard working and genuinely happy person. He loved his family and worked harder than anyone I ever met; always sharing stories of his construction projects and talking about the “next job”. I last spent time with him about 3 yrs ago and was amazed to find him in great shape and still talking about construction....I think it “kept him young”.

My dad was a huge fan of Jimmy the Greek and the two were inseparable at family parties. They would go on for hours telling stories.

May you rest in eternal peace uncle Jim....

Greg DeMarzo

Carol Friedman

March 7, 2019

JP, I will always remember your good and kind heart and all the wonderful times we had riding trails, chasing cows, and caring for our horses together.
My most sincere and heartfelt condolences and prayers to Angela, your family, and were truly a one in a million guy.

anthony j palomba

March 7, 2019

with deepest sympathy from our family to yours. anthony palomba and family

Richard Barbieri

March 6, 2019

Dearest Friend, may you rest in peace, From Richard J. Barbieri Sr and Helen Barbieri, Lisa M. Barbieri-Schaffer
and Richard J. Barbieri Jr. and Rachel Barbieri.