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Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home

703 Main Street, Toms River, NJ

OBITUARY

James John DREW

April 18, 1946August 2, 2019

James John Drew, 73, Toms River, passed away on August 2, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he lived there before moving to Toms River 34 years ago. James graduated from Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School, received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his Master’s degree from Rutgers University and proudly received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School in Camden. For over 30 years James was a Patent Attorney for the FAA at Atlantic City International Airport, retiring in 2015 as Senior Attorney, Intellectual Property. Prior to that, he taught physics at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School for 11 years, worked for the city of Philadelphia as an attorney, and also was employed by the Department of Defense. He was an avid reader, especially history and autobiography. He enjoyed travelling, bicycling, studying Shotokan karate, and tap dancing. James loved spending time with his family and will be dearly missed.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Florence Drew. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Denise (Ziemanski) Drew; his son Michael Drew; daughter Jill Drew and her fiancé John DeMarco; two sisters Jeanne Brown and Jill Orlando; his granddaughter Lydia Drew; and many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church, 685 Hooper Ave., Toms River. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Penn Medicine in memory of James.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Frank, Anke & Pam Grunenberg

August 6, 2019

About 20 years ago we met Jim and Denise on a cruise ship and developed a long time friendship. We traveled together all over the world many times and we are shocked his journey has no such an unexpected end.
We had so many plans together and now we miss him dearly.
We send our sympathie to his wife Denise and her family.
Your Germand friends and the American girl
Frank, Anke and Pam

jim obrien

August 5, 2019

Jim was a great character. I knew him as a colleague on the Prep faculty and always enjoyed his dry wit and tough minded analysis of any question. It never surprised me that he moved on to law, but I missed our conversations and debates, and the Prep lost a great teacher when he moved on. He was special and unique. My wife and I are very sorry to hear of his passing.

Jim Connolly

August 5, 2019

My deepest sympathies go out to Jill, Jeanie, and their families.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY