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Jim (James) Giosa has been a Funeral Director for 40 years and is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1973 from American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in New York. Jim along with his wife, Rita opened the Giosa Funeral Home in August of 1981, following his internship and nine years of service as a director with the Leonard Funeral Homes in Camden City.
A long time member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, OLMC Conference, Jim was also a lector and choir member at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Berlin. In addition to spearheading fundraisers for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Regional School in Berlin, he also served on that school board for 15 years. Other community service has included the Knights of Columbus, Lions Club, Berlin Township Zoning Board and the Berlin Township Board of Education for 12 years.
Jim resides in West Berlin with his wife, Ritamarie T. (nee Tevis), MSN, RN and CPN. She is a Nursing Program Advisor for the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College, in Trenton. Their full hearth includes four children, Galen M. and his wife Julie (nee Grau), Matthew E. and his wife Lori (nee Shaivo), Abigail E. and her husband C.J. Trost, III, Bradford T. and Casey Lynn Condran. They have been blessed with five grandchildren Alyssa Kiley Trost, Matthew James Giosa, Ryan Joseph Giosa, Charles "Chalie" Joseph Trost, IV, and James Bradford Giosa. Please go to the obituaries and tributes section to read of the passing of Digger & Baby.
Jim enjoys fresh and salt water fishing and cooking the catch. Traveling to NYC and Philadelphia to see Plays and Musicals with family and friends. His most enjoyable time now is sent watching Aly preform with the Dance Team and playing Softball for St. Joe's, Hammonton, watching Chalie and James build amazing thingamabobs with their Legos, watching Matthew and Ryan play Baseball and Soccer for Voorhees Twp. and listening to Ryan play piano. " Sweet music to my ears". Watch out Billy Joel and Elton John there's a new "Piano Man" in town.
The funeral profession is more than a business or a job to Jim or the Giosa Family. We feel that it is our "calling".
That calling has endeared Jim to the families who call on him. He believes that every life is a sacred gift, one to be honored and celebrated, and that his service does not end with the funeral, it only begins.
You can contact Jim at Giosa Funeral Home by calling (856) 767-4075, or by submitting the contact us form.