James Edward Worsham

james worsham

September 27, 1950 ~ December 14, 2021

James E. Worsham, age 71, better known as “Jimbo” to all who loved and adored him, passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Born to the late Raymond and Frances Worsham, he was raised and lived in Palisades Park his entire life. James followed in his father’s footsteps serving as a postal worker in Teaneck, NJ and in the Masonic Organization. He also was a member of the Palisades Park Fort Lee Elks Lodge #2475. James loved watching sports, especially football and the NY Jets and enjoyed being a fan at his niece’s basketball games. He loved to play basketball in his youth and many will remember him playing on the courts at Central Boulevard School. His fondest memories were summers spent on Sheffield Island in Connecticut, which is where he initially met his future wife Roberta.

Beloved husband of 11 years to Roberta (Stabell) Worsham. Dear brother to Donald Worsham and Ruth Vitale, Marion (Worsham) Donovan and her husband Howard, and the late John Worsham Sr. and his wife Elizabeth. Cherished uncle to John Worsham (Anna), Tammi Worsham, James Worsham, Melissa (Donovan) Morin (John), Donna (Worsham) Ellett (Chris), Jaime (Donovan) Malley (Joe), and Brian Donovan (Lisa). Loving grand-uncle to Shane Morin, Amber Worsham, Evan Morin, Ethan Worsham, Riley Ellett, Derek Worsham, Ryder Ellett and Rowen Malley.

The family will receive their friends on Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". All are asked to assemble Friday 12 noon for prayer services in the funeral home. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park.


Prayer Service: December 17, 2021 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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

Visiting: December 16, 2021 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Interment: December 17, 2021 1:15 pm

George Washington Memorial Park
Paramus & Century Roads
Paramus, NJ 07653-0021

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  1. Don Worsham, my condolences on the passing of your brother Jim. Also condolences to his wife Bobbi and sister Marion.

  2. R.I.P Jimbo. I was fortunate enough to have met you and always enjoyed sitting with you at Andy’s Corner Bar. You were nothing less than Great to me. I will never forget you. God Bless You!

  3. RIP Jimbo. Always loved learning about our NY Yankees while serving you suds at Andy's. I'll have a beer in your honor!

  4. Rest In Peace James. Roberta loved you very much. You were a good man, and a really great guy to know. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I am so very sad to hear of James passing. He was the first boy I ever danced with. I remember Sunday School picnics. My deepest condolences to all who loved him. I’m sure he will be deeply missed.

  6. Knew Jimmy the boy more than the man. He was as good a cousin as you could ask for. Wore many a hand me down of his. Love Jimmy, always will. May he rest in peace.

  7. My condolences to family and all those who knew him, Jimbo, a dear man that lit up a room with friendliness and banter. Loved talking sports with you when I could get a word in edgewise. Actually your wealth of knowledge was so appreciated. I included you in my novel's front of Forrest Gump, along with George Julius, because you guy's were a bit of an oasis when me as a stranger moved into Palisades Park. I wish I had contacted you sooner, a huge regret. Gary (Winston Groom) Bergman

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