Becker Funeral Home

219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ


James Michael Abrams

March 28, 1944August 8, 2019

James Michael Abrams, 75, of Washington Township, NJ and Long Lake, NY, passed away on August 8, 2019. He was born and raised in Merrick, NY. He earned his BA from Fairfield University and his MBA from St. John’s University. He served in Vietnam from 1966-1968, earning the Bronze Star. A business owner for 40 years in document management, he retired in 2006. His love of family and travel occupied most of his time. A dedicated member of Knights of Columbus, he volunteered his time to the VA Home and St. John the Baptist Church, where he was member of the choir and numerous church organizations. Jim is survived by his wife Ginger of 52 years, his children James (Noelle) and Jennifer (Michael)Thorp and Grandchildren Alex Abrams and Leah and Michael Thorp. He leaves behind sister Margaret (Richard) Tygrest , sister Kathleen Fausner, and brother Donald (Juily), as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. All arrangements under the direction of Becker Funeral home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ. Viewing to be held Saturday, August 10 from 2 pm - 5 pm and Sunday, August 11 from 2 pm - 4 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm. Mass of Christian burial Monday, August 12 @ St. John’s the Baptist Church, 69 Valley St, Hillsdale, NJ @ 11am. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 12, 2019


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Tim Aman

August 15, 2019

With a heavy heart and half a world away I wanted to send a message to mrs Abrams , jimmy and Jen and their families of our condolences of the Aman family in Sydney. I have known Mr Abrams for nearly 40 years and he and his family have become close family friends - so much so that my parents continued to meet them in Long Lake years after first meeting them . Jim always had a smile and joke (sometimes bad) and would talk about many different topics . He treated me like family which I will always cherish . He was the first person to bring me to New York City and helped me learn to water ski . I will always remember the days and nights in Long Lake and my time at 1483 crown st In Wantaugh. We will miss your laugh and your wit - I am glad the suffering has ended and that you Rest In Peace . Tim Aman

Tom Sides

August 10, 2019

Saddened to hear of Jim's passing Ginger. I will cherish the many memories of golfing with Jim at various Adirondack golf courses, and sharing a Jack Daniels or glass of wine at Raquette Lake cruise or Tupper Lake Golf Course Comedy Night.

frank and nancy pierno

August 10, 2019

We were sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed Jim's company when we saw him at his mother's house.