James Elbert Pope, Jr.

February 19, 1940 - January 26, 2014
James Elbert Pope, Jr.


James Elbert Pope, age 73, of Hampstead, formerly of Port Jefferson, New York, died on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in May of 1965. Mr. Pope was the former owner of Port Jefferson Vacuum and Pope’s Cycle Shop.

James leaves behind seven children, Miranda Rodriguez, Lorraine Pope, Kimberly Pope, James E. Pope III, Sarah Pope, Cristofer Pope and Andrew Pope. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Crystal Rodriguez, Adam Rodriguez and Cristofer Pope, Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Miranda Paige Criswell.

Services will be private.

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  • January 28, 2014
    Debbie Bushall says:
    To all the family, I can't tell you how sad I am to hear that cousin Jimmy passed away. Something tells me he did it his way and that's a good thing. Jimmy was just too much fun. Remembering the young years I laugh and enjoy all the smiles. Take care dear family. You all are in my thoughts. Debbie

  • February 01, 2014
    Tom Willock says:
    I was privileged enough to know Jim over the past few years. I have met very few people who like to talk golf as much as I do, but Jim was one. We shared many tips and tricks with each other, over the years, I will always remember the hours we have spent talking about golf. Pope, you will be missed my friend.

  • September 24, 2018
    Deborah A Del Gatto says:
    Jerry, Kevin and I use to slot car race at Port Jefferson Raceway where we had met Jim. Many laughs and good times with him. I had since moved out of state and just found out the sad news. Our deepest sympathy to family and friends.. Jim hope you are racing in heaven, R,I,P