James Andrew Mondoro, 58, of New Orleans, Louisiana and formerly of Dunellen, New Jersey passed away at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana surrounded by his loving family on June 28th.
Son of Joseph and Nina Mondoro, Jim was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and spent most of his childhood in Dunellen, New Jersey where he graduated from Dunellen High School in 1978 and was an active member of the Dunellen Rescue Squad. Jim attended Essex County College/UMDNJ School of Allied Health’s Paramedic Program and worked as an EMT at EMTAC in Irvington, New Jersey. Upon receiving his paramedic certification, he worked at UMDNJ – University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Trinitas Mobil Intensive Care Unit.
On September 11, 2001, he relocated to New Orleans where he worked as a bartender at Café Lafitte in Exile and Cutter’s. Jim then became a CRA/Senior CRA at Premier Research Group and CTI.
He dedicated his life to being a public servant and helping others in any capacity. He lit up a room with his presence and smile, and loved spending time with family and friends. He had a zest for life and a humor that created laughter wherever he went being loved by all who knew him. Jim’s kindness, love and generosity has touched lives across the country that will forever be missed.
In January 2019, he married Byron Anderson of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is predeceased by his loving mother, Nina Mondoro in 2013, and brother Wayne Hall in 2002. Surviving is his husband, Byron Anderson; father Joseph Mondoro, Sr.; sister Lisa and brother-in-law Rob Rentenberg of Dunellen, and two brothers: Christopher and sister-in-law Randie Mondoro of Lebanon, New Jersey and Joseph Mondoro, Jr. of Easton, Pennsylvania, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are: A visitation will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. at Sheenan’s Funeral Home (Dunellen, NJ), followed by a funeral mass at St. John’s Catholic Church (Dunellen, NJ).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or the ASPCA at secure.aspca.org/donate/ps-memory SI-P1.
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