Mendham & Peapack
Obituary of James G Dwyer
James G. Dwyer passed away on January 12, 2022. He was 88 years old.
Born in Orange, CT, to parents David and Bertha (Connolly) Dwyer, Jim traveled and lived all over the world. He built companies in various countries around the globe during his career with Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. After spending over a decade living in Ireland, Italy and England due to his work, he and his family settled in Mendham, NJ.
Jim was raised in East Orange and Verona, NJ, where he attended Seton Hall Preparatory High School before entering the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, and will forever identify himself as the “Fighting Irish!”
Jim and his late wife, Sandra, were founding members of the Westmont Montessori School in Mendham 57 years ago. Adventurous and looking for opportunity, Jim and Sandy moved to Bergamo, Italy, to study the Montessori method of education. While over there, Jim continued to work for Warner Lambert, traveling the world to expand its General Diagnostics global presence, and after 12 years, Jim and his family returned to New Jersey.
Upon their return, Jim followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started his own company. He worked for almost 30 years running a medical underwriting company, EMSI, which provided services for the insurance and corporate industries. During his tenure, he co-founded the New Jersey Venture Association where he dedicated time to helping people pursue their business ventures.
In his free time, Jim enjoyed traveling, music, gardening, writing poetry and being social with his many well-loved friends and beloved dog, Seamus.
Jim is predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years, Sandra Dwyer, his brother, David Dwyer, and sister, Jane Dwyer. He is survived by his children, Regina (Hank) Doherty, Alessandra Dwyer, Sara (Harry) Kawoczka, Patrick Dwyer, Liam (Kristen) Dwyer, grandchildren Harry, Breanna, Charlee, Sandra, Kenna, Rylan, Dex, Declan and Ella, and his best friend, Nelson Despradel. In addition, “Uncle Jimmy” is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 24th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham followed by a Memorial Mass at 2pm at St. Joseph Church, W Main Street, Mendham. Jim will then be laid to rest at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, New Jersey. In lieu of fowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to Jersey Battered Women’s Service through the following link, https://jbws.org/donate/, and designating the donation as a tribute gift "In Memory of Jim and Sandy Dwyer."
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Mendham, NJ 07945
176 Main Street
Peapack NJ 07977
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