James F. Caruso

March 22, 1957 - October 7, 2008
James F. Caruso

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James F. Caruso, 51 passed away suddenly at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on October 7, 2008 of terminal Cancer.

Born March 22, 1957, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mr. Caruso was employed at Greenlawn Memorial Park and Oleander Memorial Gardens as a Family Service Counselor. He was formerly employed by Harding Hospital in Worthington, Ohio.

Mr. Caruso graduated from Milford Academy in Connecticut and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Welfare from Ohio State University where he also was a member of “THE” Ohio State University Football Team.

Survivors include his wife Kim Caruso whom he met 31 years ago to the day of his death, and his daughter Michelle Caruso whom he adored.

Friends may feel free to drop by Cypress Island Clubhouse off River Road on Saturday, October 11, 2008 between 2:00 and 6:00PM.

Inurnment will be later this year in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Plymouth, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Caruso Family Memorial Fund for Michelle Caruso at any Bank of America.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 12, 2008
    Marilyn Medina says:
    Kim and Michelle, Jim loved you both more than life itself. He was without a doubt the funniest person I have ever known. He wasn't just funny, he could be very caring as well as serious. Jim was a "Man For All Seasons". There was a childlike quaility he had that made him so endearing. You could never stay mad at him for very long. How could you? Andy sends his love as he was too ill to come yesterday. I wonder what cool picture Jim is drawing and if there's a fax machine where he is! Love Marilyn & Andy

  • October 11, 2008
    Keith Whatley / June Hutto says:
    Kim and Michelle we are so deeply saddened by Jim's passing. We often remember the summer we spent hanging out with you guys and the fun we had. Jim had such a great way about him and he will be truly missed. We're lucky to had the opportunity to have had you all in our lives. God be with you and your family.

  • October 11, 2008
    Charlotte & Don Brinkley says:
    Kim & Michelle, Our heart goes out to you for the loss of Jim. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will always remember his fun loving spirit and all the fun we had together when we lived at the Yachtsman. May God bless and keep you in this time of grief. Love, Charlotte & Don Brinkley

  • October 11, 2008
    Theresa says:
    I really liked Jim. I thought he was so funny. Jim lived across the street from my brother Vin (that is how I met him). I thought how lucky he was to have such a nice very fun neighbor. I enjoyed talking to his wife and daughter Michelle. We will miss you Jim.

  • October 11, 2008
    Elizabeth Daniels says:
    Kim and Michelle, I only knew Jim a short time and one year was not enough. What a wonderful person he was and such an inspiration to us all. He made my job alot easier and was always there to help and answer any question. Many days were spent telling stories of you two. He could never talk enough of Kim,Monkey and Granny. What a wonderful true example of love for your family. We will truly miss him! May your beautiful memories of him bring you peace and comfort through this time. Elizabeth Daniels