April 26, 1996 – May 8, 2018
At the request of the family, arrangements are private and under the direction of Mack Memorial Home.
James Michael Severino, 22, passed away suddenly on May 8, 2018. He was born and raised in Rutherford, New Jersey. James was an accomplished student who was inducted into Phi Betta Kappa, the oldest academic honors society in the United States. James was recently accepted and excited to begin the Fall semester of Rutgers University in its distinguished business school. James held a real estate license in New Jersey.
James was predeceased by his grandfather, Bruce Embrey of Texas and is survived by his loving parents, Jim Severino of Rutherford and Shon Embrey of Houston, his beloved sister Jenna, brother Eric and his girlfriend Lisa, his adored niece Violet, his grandparents Wanda Embrey of Houston, Pasquale and Lee Ann Severino of Secaucus, and Judy and Anthony Daddario of Fairview. James is also survived by his beloved Aunts, Uncles, and cousins of Texas and New Jersey.
James had a smile that could light up any room. He had an infectious laugh and a way of invoking thought in others. He was that person you could always count on. Not only was he a loving son and brother, he was a kind and giving friend. Someone who was always a pleasure to be around.
To have lost James is heartbreaking - it has come as such a shock to us all. We are grateful for the memories and every moment we shared with James. We know in our hearts that James would not want us grieving for too long. Rather, he would want us all to remember the good times we all shared with him.
We are thankful to have had you in our family and hearts, even if only for such a short time.
Our lives have been forever blessed to have known you and have been forever changed to have lost you.
May 11, 2018
I had the honor of spending time with James when he was growing up. A boy with a heart of gold. I remember when the family first got they're cat Cimba, he nurtured that kitten and always had him on his lap making him feel safe, and I always thought to myself what a wonderful character trait that is. He was able to so comfortably give love to everyone with a beautiful smile. I am heartbroken for the Severino family. My prayers go out to all of you. May god give you strength.
May 11, 2018
Dear Jimmy and family,
I first met James a little over 2 years ago when he came into ERA Justin Realty to begin a career in Real Estate at the age of 19. He was charismatic, refined, extremely inquisitive, and incredibly intelligent. James was a true gentleman with a kind heart and soul and had an infectious SMILE!
James was only working with us a couple of weeks, and our Broker, Jennifer asked him to take part in our upcoming “team building” video. He politely said okay but asked me if he had to. I explained it wasn’t mandatory but could be fun and a good way to meet the rest of the office. It turns out, he practiced and showed up the day of the shoot. He proved to all of us and mainly himself he wanted to be part of our “team” and our “real estate family”.
I worked closely with James especially early on as his mentor and also throughout his real estate career. James was a pleasure to be around. He was a true professional even at such a young age. His clients were always satisfied with him. Here are a few quotes from clients: “James was outstanding!”, “It was reassuring to know every time I had a question or concern, James was right on top of it and responded in a timely fashion.”, “James was hardworking and very persistent with properties we were interested in. He kept constant communication and kept us updated on any new developments.”, “From start to finish it was a pleasure to work with James. He was always professional.”, “Very professional and attentive to my specific situation, James got the deal done and sealed along with numerous follow-ups.”
I also know all of us at ERA Justin Realty adored James as well as respected him. He will be truly missed.
With deepest sympathy,
Carol D. Calamari
May 10, 2018
I carry your heart in my heart James Michael Severino. I carry it with me.