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James F. Desmond
Birth: Sep. 8, 1920
Death: Mar. 9, 2003

JAMES F. DESMOND,of POINT PLEASANT BEACH, died at Brick Hospital. He was a funeral director for 55 years; founder and operator of Desmond Funeral Home, Elizabeth, and owner/operator of Wadsworth Funeral Home, Belleville. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a surgical technician with the 5th Field Hospital in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Bronze Star for setting up a field hospital to treat the newly released prisoners of war at the liberation of the University of Santo Thomas, Philippines. He graduated from the McAllister School of Funeral Service. He was a member of Essex, Union and West Hudson Funeral Directors Association for over 40 years; former member of the board of directors of Belleville Chamber of Commerce and Marylawn of the Oranges; past president of Essex and Union Counties Funeral Directors Association and Belleville Rotary; and life member of Knights of Columbus, and Argonne Post 6, American Legion. He formerly served on the Belleville Foundation and was cited in 1999 for his "devotion and leadership" to the Funeral Directors Association. He was born in Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Alice Mansfield Desmond; and a sister, Vera Desmond. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Salmon Desmond; a daughter, Mary Pat; two granddaughters.

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  Virginia Salmon Desmond (1923 - 2006)
Saint Annes Cemetery
Wall Township
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Aug 12, 2006
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