James K. Iorio, 66, affectionately known as "Jim/Jimmy" passed away suddenly early Thursday morning at the Bayonne Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Jimmy was born and raised in Jersey City and lived in Bayonne for the past 30 years with his wife and daughters.
Jim was a graduate of Marist High School and then went on to graduate from New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and has worked within the business sector since graduation. He worked for ten years in the automobile industry as an AVP of Business Developmental Training and over twenty years in the banking industry at various institutions, achieving the rank of Vice President of Business Development.Recently, Jim retired from the banking industry after over a 45 year career.
Jim was a member of both the Hall of Fame and Blue and Gold Golf Classic Committees, which are the two largest annual fundraisers at Marist. He was also a member of the 60th Anniversary Committee and served two terms on the Marist Advisory Board.
Beside his direct participation with the high school, Jim exhibited the spirit and service of the Marist tradition in the greater community by mentoring the youth.He previously coached Babe Ruth Baseball in Bayonne and Bayonne Youth Soccer, which he did for over twenty years. Along with coaching, he was a former board member of the Bayonne Babe Ruth Baseball Association and the Bayonne Youth Soccer Association. He was also involved with multiple activities that assist children with special needs.
Jimmy will be sorely missed by many and especially his beloved wife of 42 years Cheryl (Murphy) Iorio, his two loving daughters Jessica Iorio, her husband Brian McDonald, and Kristyn Iorio. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents Salvatore and Mary Iorio. He will also be missed dearly by his sister Mary Elyse Carter and brother Thomas Iorio, as well as, his many brother and sister in-laws, Eileen and Dan Dryzga, Rich and Patricia Mangine, Regina Murphy and Chris Bernard and Raymond and Lisa Murphy - with many more nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Jimmy will be on Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00PM both days at the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, corner of 7th and Washington Streets in Hoboken.
A Funeral Mass for Jimmy will be offered on Monday at 10:45 AM at St. Henry's Church, on the corner of 28th Street and Avenue C in Bayonne with his interment following at the Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, NJ.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Marist High School 1241 Kennedy Blvd. Bayonne, NJ 07002 (designate to the Jim Iorio Scholarship Fund or on-line at www.marist.org/JimIorio)