James Edward Durick, age 73, passed away on Saturday, December 17th, 2022, at the RWJ University Hospital at Somerset in Somerville, NJ. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jim has resided in North Plainfield for the past thirty-five years.
Jim was a proud graduate of St. Augustine High School in Brooklyn. He later went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Jim was well-known in the international shipping industry, having worked for several companies throughout his career, including U.S. Lines, Safmarine, Norton Lilly, Montemar, and A.J. Vasil and Associates. He was an experienced and well-respected professional in international logistics and will be missed by his many colleagues and associates over the past fifty years.
Jim was highly involved with the North Plainfield Youth Sports Program, having coached his daughter, Lily, for many years. He channeled his passion for sports as a coach and mentor for the youth in his community and served as the secretary for the organization for many years. He was also an avid Mets fan.
Jim was quick-witted and funny, patient and kind. He loved to entertain his family and friends, especially poolside in the summer. He loved his family unconditionally.
James is predeceased by his sister, Catherine Ranone, in 2022.
He is survived by his loving wife, Susan Stanik, and their daughter Lily. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and loving friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jim's name to one of the following: