James David Schutte

| 24 Mar 2014 | 01:07

James David Schutte, 77 years, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. James was born on December 22, 1936, in Wyckoff, N.J. He was the son of the late Arrent and Matilda (Morgan) Schutte.

James joined the United States Marine Corps. proudly serving his country for six years as a sharp shooter, earning the rank of corporal. After the Marines, he graduated from the New Jersey State Police Academy (Municipal Class #66) in Sea Girt, NJ. James served with the Ramsey Police Department. He then worked for VRH Corporation in Englewood, N.J., retiring after 39 years.

James married Gail on March 19, 1960, and was married for 54 years, and they were inseparable. James was involved with numerous organizations and was a very devoted volunteer for most of his life. He coached Little League in Ogdensburg for numerous years, as well as the Babe Ruth League. After coaching, he went on to umpiring many games. He also volunteered at Newton Medical Center and with Toys for Tots, and was a proud member of Marine League attachment No. 747 and American Legion Post No. 747. What James enjoyed most in life was the time he would spend with his family; his children and grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed camping, Yankee baseball games, and watching many of the sports channels on the television.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by six brothers and a sister. He is survived by his loving wife Gail of Ogdensburg, N.J., his daughters; Debra Schutte of Mount Arlington, N.J., Kim Snyder and her husband, Dale, of Hardyston, NJ, and a son James Schutte and his wife, Lori, of Stillwater, N.J. Along with his grandchildren; Katie, JD, Taylor, Trevor, Ali and Dylan, and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are attended his funeral on Monday March 24, 2014 at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home One Main St. Franklin, N.J. Interment with Marine Corp. Honors to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory would be preferred and may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation The Cooper Center 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive Triangle, VA 22172-1776. To offer online condolences go to www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com.