James B. Van Orden

james van orden

May 9, 1931 ~ January 21, 2015

Van Orden, James Blakely age 83, of Leonia, on January 21, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Dolores H. Van Orden. Predeceased by his parents, Jean (nee; Blakely) and William Van Orden, his sister, Ida Mae and brother William James is survived by his son, William R. Trinka Jr. and his wife Bette, his cherished grandchildren Ruth M. Trinka and Renee & Michael Galatioto. James was a 1949 graduate of Paterson Central High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952. He served through 1954 and was a veteran of the Korean War. James served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1954 – 1960. He was a proud lifetime member of the Marine Corps League, Gooney Bird Detachment, New Milford. James was employed by Brooks Brothers, Paterson, NJ and then by Ford Motor Company at the Mahwah Assembly Plant. He later served as foreman for Slater/AG Manufacturing, Newark, NJ. After leaving he served as a custodian for the Bergen County Technical School System, Paramus, NJ, retiring in 2003. James enjoyed travel and anything related to the USMC, but the greatest joys were found when he was in the company of his loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in his name to The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Suite 104, Dumfries, VA. 22025. The family will receive their friends on Sunday 3:00 – 7:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". Religious Service at 4:00 PM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Funeral Service: January 25, 2015 4:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: January 25, 2015 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: January 30, 2015 1:00 pm

Goerge Washington Memorial Park
Paramus and Century Roads
Paramus, NJ

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  1. Louise and I are saddened by your lost. We have made a donation to "The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation" in Jimmy's name. We will continue to pray for him and the family. Love you all Bill & Louise

  2. I am sorry for your loss. Mike told me about your grandfather.

    "The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them." -Demoustier

  3. We are very sorry to hear of your loss and would like to extend our condolences. "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." says Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8. Please continue to love and support one another, especially during this time. May you have hope in our loving heavenly Father's faithful promise found in the Holy Scriptures at John 5:25-29. Again so sorry.

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