James R. Dicks, 91, of Hazlet, New Jersey, passed away on Saturday October 29, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. James was born on October 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late John and Margaret Wise Dicks. He was one of four children, predeceased by his sister Claire Larkin and his brother Jack Dicks. James proudly enlisted in the United State Marine Corps in 1950 and then pursued a career in engineering and worked at the New York Telephone Company for 40 years.
James married the love of his life Maura Fitzpatrick on September 1, 1956. They went on to have five children together, losing one daughter, Colleen, at an early age, and one son, Jerry, later in life.
James loved to garden, fix things around the house, spend time with his family, and sing and dance. He was very hands-on in raising his children and granddaughter and loved helping others by doing things like coaching baseball and teaching CCD. He was also a devoted Catholic who belonged to St. Benedict’s and was involved in many church activities including being a lector and singing in the choir. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
James is survived by his beloved wife, Maura Fitzpatrick Dicks; his loving children, John Dicks and his wife Diane Mazza, James Dicks Jr. and his wife Karen, Maura Ciani and her husband Glen; his cherished grand daughter, Crystal Shelton and her husband Ryan; and his dear sister, Carol Christiansen.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, November 2nd 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM, at Shore Point Funeral Home, 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM at St. Benedict’s Church, 165 Bethany Rd., Holmdel, New Jersey 07733. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery & Mausoleum, 360 Broadway, Keyport, New Jersey 07735 .For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com (https://www.shorepointfh.com)
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of James R. Dicks to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. and would be greatly appreciated.