James Joseph Brown, 72, of Jersey City entered into rest on June 17, 2018. He was employed by Hudson County as security and maintenance. He volunteered at (PERK) Palisades Emergency Shelter in Union City, DIAL Recreation in Clifton, and R.S.V.P. He enjoyed crafting, cooking, fishing, and volunteering for R.S.V.P.
He is predeceased by his parents, John Brown Sr. and Esther; his sister, Rita Joyce; and daughter, Tracey Brown. He is survived by his significant other, Susan Kramer; the mother of his children, Jane Banks; his children, James, Alex, and Tex Brown, Neil and Cristina Miranda, and Jennifer Bedenbaugh; son-in-law, Bryan Bedenbaugh; daughter-in-law, Candace Brown; and his 7 grandchildren, Justice, Faith, Dakota, Halo, and Silas Brown, and Camden and Madison Bedenbaugh.
Visitation is on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at RIOTTO FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Company, 3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City NJ, 07306. (For GPS Navigation is best to use parking lot entrance address: 14 Stagg St.). Funeral mass will begin Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Brendan's Church, Clifton. Burial will take place in Bayview Cemetery, Leonardo.