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“Janie and familyI am so sorry to hear of Jim's passingYou were all such a wonderful part of my lifeHe never failed to make me laugh and smileHe...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Maryjo Olshan Schumin - NJ

“I would like to say I am deeply sorry for the loss of a great man. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times whether it was at church, at Sally T...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Lexi Farmer - Tinton Falls, NJ

“Jane,I remember Jim as a classmate and also his mother who took over the parenting when his father died iwhile traveling on a business trip. I also...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Sullivan - IL

“As a resident monmouth beach for years and a neighbor of coach garret I will always recall him running through town carrying his pitcher of lemonade...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: gerald gance - monmouth beach, NJ

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Jim was a wonderful person, who made everyone feel special. He will be greatly missed. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: MAUREEN & Ted BUBNOWSKI - NJ

“On behalf of the family of the late Barry M. Hackenberg (Hack) who passed away in June of 2007, I am extending our Sincere Sympathy to the Garrett...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Elaine Hackenberg - Tamaqua, PA

“I remember the Garret family from St. Ann's in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Our son Chris played football with Jason and Judd. So sorry to hear of your...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Danna/Gary Strong - Smithtown, NY

“I played football for "Coach" at Susquehanna University in the 1960 season. We started a winning streak that went to 24 games. Coach Garrett was the...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Ed Jones - Los Angeles, CA

“Jim was one of the nicest, most down to earth people I have ever met in my life...never a bad word to say about anyone..always a gentleman and always...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Trish Bennett - Sea Bright, NJ

“Coach Garrett was loved by all and what an amazing family he and Mrs Garrett raised~! We will keep all the family close in our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Ginny and Dave Rodriguez - VA

“My deepest sympathy. I would see Mr. Garrett almost daily when I was walking my dog and he would breeze by me on his run. He always had something...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Marguerite Siegel Monmouth Beach

“I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort because he cares for you. 1peter 5:6-7 ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“Our sincere condolences on the loss of a dear family member. May the God of all comfort remember James just as many will cherish all the wonderful...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to Jason Garrett and all family members.Mr. Garrett was a man that accomplished a lot in his lifetime.Raised a great family.May he...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Mark Farhat - Dallas, TX

“Jim, sorry on the passing of your father. He was great with us on Pop Warner and a very fun guy to be around. Its been many years but I have never...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: John Cuje - Fair Haven, NJ

“Jim and Jane were everything that was right and good about old Rutherford. The Class of '53 remembers them and asks that Jim will rest in peace.......Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Phil Lothrop - New Castle, DE

“To Jane and Family:Jim Garrett was more than just a co-worker to me when we served with the New Orleans Saints. He was a confidant, mentor and...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Mann - Vernon Hills, IL

“Coach Garrett was the most honest and inspirational coach that inspired me to be a better person. He will always be remembered. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Johnny Davis - cliffside park, NJ

“Jim Garrett was a blessing in my life. I am forever grateful to Jim Garrett for helping me. I was a local HS football player who fractured both...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Ernie Forchetti - Palm City, FL

“Coach Jim made an impact on so many during a life well lived. He never forgot anyone from his many successful years. He was an inspiration and friend...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Rick Denton - Ipswich, MA

“Every minute that I spent with Coach Jim was a blessing. He would always inspire one to do better in every aspect of life. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: LOU VIRCILLO - LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ


James was born on June 19, 1930 and passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018.

James was a resident of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey at the time of passing.

A 1948 graduate of Rutherford High School in Rutherford, New Jersey, he was an outstanding three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball) and was inducted into the Rutherford High School Hall of Fame.

He served as a lieutenant in the United States Army at Fort Lee, Virginia, from 1952 to 1954.

In his memory and in honor of his love of faith, family, and football, donations may be made to Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 6 Drummond Place, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701.

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