In Memory

James Carthy

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05/02/09 08:00 PM #1    

Dennis Clark

I called his cell phone on Thursday afternoon (4/30/09) and his wife gave me the sad news that he died the day before. I was probably the first friend that he and his twin brother Ronnie met when they moved to Mountainside in 1971. I was very close with his entire family for probably the next eight years. I was also an usher in his wedding party back in 78’ or 79’, but like many people often do, we lost touch after he got married. Our upcoming High School reunion has inspired me to reconnect with a lot of my missing friends from the past. I located Jimmy in early March because I heard he had cancer. I was fortunate to have been able to reach out to him in March and spoke to him on the phone several times before his passing. I was hoping that he was going to make it back to New Jersey for one last visit. Unfortunately, cancer waits for no one and his time was cut short. In his youth, he raised lots hell and was no angel my any means. He was a fun loving guy and also a terrific friend to hang out with if you happened to be part of his crew. My memories of him are only pleasant ones. Jimmy will be missed by many and it was a real pleasure for me to have known him personally.

05/08/09 01:45 PM #2    

Nicholas Badida

Jimmy was a close friend of mine in the early 70s. He and Ronnie were as tough a pair of brothers I have ever met. I remember when the Carthys moved to Mountainside, and all the fun we had at the houses in Belmar. We truly played hard. We drank, we smoked,we got tatoos and didnt come at all. We loved women and cars and had plenty of em all. Even though these are the days, those truly were the days. I too recently re-connected with Jimmy and got the chance to talk about life with him and for that I am truly greatful.

Nick Badida

05/26/09 08:08 PM #3    

Richard Consales

I was friends with Jimmy in those early days too when they first came to town.I remember him coming running to my aid as a true blue friend when things got tough with some big fellows he stood with me! He was a funny happy go lucky guy and I'll never forget him! What a good friend at that time. Say hi to Ros for me.

09/24/09 07:05 PM #4    

Ronald Carthy

Darling, Darling Brother
So many memories.
So many questions; so few answers.
I will miss the sound of your voice for all time.
It always had a sense of laughter and mischief in it.

Your sister

01/09/11 09:20 PM #5    

William Nelson

Its a hard to lose an old friend to what ever the reason , after losing touch with them for the last 34 years, then finding out that you only lived 5 hours away from them for years !                        Its sad to find out that he lost his life to cancer at such a young age, Jimmy was so full of life back in the old days a true wild man with a big heart, the Carthy brothers were good friends to all of us, and i wish i knew he was so close to me out here in the west, i would have hopped on my Harley, and taken a road trip to califoney, to, visit with him to let him know that he was still a big part of all our hearts N memorys, my heart is saddened for the Carthy family for the loss of there brother Jimmy, i pray that Jimmy rests in peace, and his spirit lives on in our hearts and minds, our time is short and life moves at a 100 mph as i have my entire life, i wish he was able to make the class reunion, as i wish many others could have been there also, GOD bless ,, Jimmy you will be truely missed by all ,,,  your old friend ,  Billy Nelson  ( Bite,, nelly babes)

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