James P. Ortuso
James P. Ortuso

July 2, 1954 - January 28, 2019
Born in Elizabeth, NJ
Resided in Roselle, NJ
Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home


James P. Ortuso, 64, of Roselle, entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 28, 2019.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark on Thursday, January 31 from 4 - 8 pm. The Funeral begins at the Funeral Home on Friday at 9:00 am, thence to the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter, Roselle, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia

Jim was born in Elizabeth to Peter and Mary (Mulligan) Ortuso. He was a lifelong resident of Roselle, where he was a loyal parishioner of the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3946. He was an avid fan of the NY Giants and Yankees. He was also an excellent mechanic.

Jim began his career as a Fireman with the Roselle Fire Department as a Volunteer, serving for 14 years. He was then hired as a paid Fireman and continued his service also as an EMT for the next 25 years, retiring in 2017. He was a member of the FMBA.

Jim was predeceased by his brothers, Thomas Ortuso and John Ortuso and his sister Jean Ortuso. He is survived by his brother Peter Ortuso; his sisters, Mary Zago and Catherine Ortuso and many loving nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to The Burn Center at St. Barnabas Hospital, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Thursday, January 31, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter
160 East Third Avenue
Roselle, NJ US 07203
Friday, February 1, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Friday, February 1, 2019
11:30 AM


The Burn Center at St. Barnabas Hospital
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039


Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home • 803 Raritan Road • Clark, New Jersey 07066 • 732-382-6262 •
Sullivan Funeral Home • 146 East Second Avenue • Roselle, New Jersey 07203 • 908-241-2345 •

Steven N. Perlmutter
Matthew S. Perlmutter
Funeral Director, Manager, NJ Lic. No. 3539  
Funeral Director, NJ Lic. No. 4785 
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