SOMERVILLE- James “Jimmy” William Fixter, 71, died on Friday, October 14, 2022. He was born on September 17, 1951 to the late Vivian and Joseph Fixter, Sr. in Kearny, N.J.
Jimmy grew up in Spring Lake Heights NJ and was a graduate of St Rose High School.
Jimmy was a graduate of Trenton State College majoring in Special Education and a minor in Psychology. He later pursued and received a Master’s Degree (MSW) of Social Work from Rutgers University. After Jimmy received his master’s degree, he quickly discovered a devotion as an educator at the Princeton School for Exceptional Children in Princeton, N.J. Later he taught in the New Brunswick School District, retiring from Lincoln School in New Brunswick, N.J. James had a passion for antiques and was the proud owner of an antique business called “Caught My Eye” located at the Burlington Antique and Art Emporium. In his spare time, Jimmy liked to travel and enjoy various cultures and experiences. He enjoyed playing and watching tennis and attending the U.S. Open. All who knew Jimmy will remember him as a talented, athletic and adventurous person who was a very loving, good-natured man with a salty personality with those he loved. As well as a person with whom you were lucky to have a connection.
James is survived by his siblings Joseph Edward Fixter, Jr., Catherine Dube, George Fixter and wife Michele, Deborah Lueddeke and husband Jay, Patricia Kowal and husband William, sister-in-law Margaret Fixter, nieces and nephews Patrick, Charles, Brian Fixter, Susan Williams, Emily Deltufo, Megan Fixter, David, Andrew, Matthew Vadas, Allison Christian, Timothy and Jared Lueddeke, Leslie King and Tara Kowal.
A Celebration of his life will be from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the funeral home of Cuoco Funeral & Cremation Service 10 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ (908) 707-2058 To share a memory or send an online condolence visit www.Cuocofuneralandcremation.com
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Hetrick Martin Foundation, 2 Astor Place, 3rd Floor, N.Y., N.Y. 10003 or website: hmi.org
“To know him was to love him”