James J. Tedora

Died: Tue., Oct. 6, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 10, 2020
Location: Wood Funeral Home

Time of Remembrance

12:00 PM Sat., Oct. 10, 2020
Location: Wood Funeral Home


1:00 PM Sat., Oct. 10, 2020
Location: Greenwood Cemetery

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TEDORA, JAMES J., 50, of Little Egg Harbor, N.J., passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at home.  In his words…No one cares where I went to college or what I did for a living, those things don’t say anything about who I am. So this is me, in my own words. I know my wife will correct my grammar. Things I will not miss - corned beef and cabbage (yuck), my wife’s heated blanket, sifting the litter box, vegetables, IV’s, Ensure, and ALS. Things I will miss- holding Jennie’s hand, a glass of Balvenie and a really good cigar after dinner. A Guinness on tap. A round of golf (wish I had played more), an afternoon of shooting.  My wife’s cooking, especially her short ribs, scungilli in hot sauce, and her meatloaf. My mother in law’s meatballs. Long car rides where I got to control the music, or even better, Izzy would practice her latest songs. Movie nights with my girls, Hearing my girls say I love you too, and I love you three. My wife teasing me about my choice in music (punk rules!), my choice of TV (science fiction is the best), or my weekend clothing choices. Decorating for Halloween and Christmas. Giant Christmas trees. The advent calendar. A cookie warm from the oven. Izzy explaining her liberal views and the definitions of things I don’t understand. Izzy talking about anything. Izzy. My Ithaca and Donovan sweatshirts and my Guinness hat. Watching Izzy on stage. The voices I love the best chatting about things like makeup and clothes and girl things and Broadway actors I have never heard of. Late night talks with my wife. The three of us laying in our bed talking and laughing. The sound of Izzy laughing in her room, and listening to her shower concerts. The feeling of our cats snuggled up next to me. Remy laying on top of me and following me everywhere. Being with the whole family and watching Izzy with Quinn and Lulu and Morgan. Listening to my wife talk to her sister and wondering what they could possibly talk about for so long. My father in law’s booming voice and ability to build and fix anything. Talks by the fire pit with Mike.  I will not get to be there in person for so many things, but I will be there. I will be there for every wedding, baby, graduation, and new home. I will be in every note Izzy sings, in every sarcastic comment she makes, in her spectacular successes and heartbreaking disappointments. I will be there when she falls in love and when she has her babies. I am mad that I will physically miss these things, but I am grateful for the amazing life I was given. My girls will miss me and grieve for me and cry for me. But I hope they will smile and laugh and talk about me. I hope they will have long and happy lives filled with laughter and tears and love. I want them to have giant Christmas trees, and big family dinners, and nights laying in bed laughing and talking. And when Star Wars is on, or they catch the whiff of a cigar, or a Dropkick Murphy’s song comes on, they will smile and think of me.  James is survived by his loving wife Jennifer, and beloved daughter Isabella.  Visitation will be Saturday, October 10, from 10 AM until the Time of Remembrance at 12 PM, at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN ST., TUCKERTON, N.J.  Entombment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, N. Green St., Tuckerton.  

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Natalie Pinto Altonjy
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine what you are going through. May the beautiful memories of Jim live within you forever. My deepest condolences. Natalie

Ken & Alberta Tedora
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
We were shocked and saddened to hear of J.J.'s passing Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.

Colleen Arrowsmith
   Posted Thu October 08, 2020
So sorry for your loss of Jim. May his memory be a lasting treasure for you. Sincere condolences and peace to you during this difficult time.

   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
My heart is truly in pieces right now for my friend Jennifer, Isabella and their family. Jim will be sorely missed by everyone. I will cherish all the fun memories we had raising our girls together. Our trips, fun outings, playing games (Jim always winning at Trivia Pursuit), BBQ’s, dinners at home and all those restaurants you both took us too but especially all the laughter we shared!! He was an amazing friend who’s generosity was endless. The world
will not be the same without him. Our love is with all of you during this difficult time.

Linda Parson
   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
First let me offer my heartfelt condolences . I did not know your husband but this morning I was drawn to read his obituary. It brought me to tears....what a beautiful and loving man he must have been. After reading his words I know he had a wonderful life and loved his family dearly. May you continue to hear his voice in everything that you do from this moment on. He will be your amazing guardian angel forever. Bless you both, stay strong and be s proud of him always6

donna harris
   Posted Fri October 09, 2020
what an amazing man and what a legacy of love he leaves. May his memory be a blessing every single day.

Lynne Clemente
   Posted Sat October 10, 2020
Jennifer, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and Isabella. With deepest sympathies, Lynne Clemente

Carol & Richard Gaughan
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020
Wishing you peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Jay.

Carol & Rich


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