James Joseph Santacroce, Sr.

October 1, 1939November 26, 2012

New Bern, NC James Joseph Santacroce, Sr., 73 of New Bern, died November 26, 2012 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1960. He was an Iron Worker and officer of Local 417 for 35 years in Newburgh, NY. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing 18 holes with his great friend Bud Kluwann.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly, one son, James Joseph Santacroce, Jr., and wife Jacqueline of Newburgh, NY; one daughter, Cassandra Santacroce of New Bern; one brother, Armond Santacroce of Newburgh, NY; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Jaret and Jenna.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, November 30, 2012 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the Santacroce family at


  • Graveside Service Friday, November 30, 2012

James Joseph Santacroce, Sr.

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Mark Wagner

December 25, 2012

My most sincere and deepest sympathy to the entire family. My first Ironworking job was with Jim. He taught me things I still remember to this day.
May God Bless You All and Keep You Close.

December 19, 2012

Bev, I just read this again and again I can hardly believe this. My deepest sympathy to yoy and your family. I understand what you are going through. I lost Roger and it takes a while for life to become more livable without him.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
With Love,
Chris Glick

December 19, 2012

Dear Bev,
I can't believe this. I was stunned. I couldn't believe what I was reading, I am so sorry. I understand your loss, but God, Jim was a great guy, so much fun. It's incredible.
With all my Love, my dear friend,
Chris Glick


November 30, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Carole & Ron Terciak

November 30, 2012

Bevery, God Bless and know you are in our prayers and thoughts. We will all miss Jim

Anne Wahdani

November 30, 2012

Dear Sandy,
I don't know if you remember me...I worked with you at AHRC in Newburgh and we were pretty good friends at the time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. May the memories of your dad bring you comfort.


Anne Wahdani

Brian Langlitz

November 30, 2012

I wish to express my condolences to the family of Jimmie Santacrose Sr. I have good memories of working with him and I give credit to him for teaching me a lot of what I still use today as an Ironworker. Sincerely, Brian Langlitz

Steve/Julie Sarvis

November 29, 2012

Dear Bev: So sorry to hear about Jim. You were lucky to be together for so long and you couldn't ask for a better man. He would always remind Steve that he hit a three run homer off him in a little league game, but it was all in good fun. May you and your family find peace in the coming months and years. We all will meet again in a better place. Steve & Julie Sarvis

Louise Melick

November 29, 2012

Beverly, we want to tell you how sorry we are to hear about Jim. Although it has been years since we saw you both, we never forgot how nice it was to know you both. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Louise & Skip Melick
Newburgh, NY

Eric & Celine Maxwell

November 29, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We always looked forward to seeing your Dad & Mom at the Ironworkers Christmas parties.Please accept our deepest sympathies. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.