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James Edward Rochotte

James Edward Rochotte, 77, of Budd Lake, NJ passed away Thursday, August 18 after a months-long illness while visiting Illinois. 
Jim was born in Chicago. He attended the University of Iowa where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, bowling club and the ROTC program. He honorably served in both the Army and Army Reserves. 
James worked in the claims area of the insurance industry for many years before retiring. After retirement, Jim volunteered at Noah's Ark animal shelter and worked at Sam's Club, Advanced Auto Parts, Weis Market, and most recently at Kilduff Dental Studio. 
Jim was a friend of Bill W.'s for over 30 years. He had many hobbies and interests throughout his life including traveling, reading, fishing, ice fishing and doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. 
James is predeceased by his mother, Ruth Smith Rochotte, father, Harry Francis Rochotte, and brother-in-law Daniel Boone Park. He is survived by his sister, Judith [Rochotte] Park, his daughter, Emily Rochotte, and his wife, Diane Rochotte. 
No funeral or memorial service has currently been planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future when a service is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Drakestown United Methodist Church, 6 Church Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853, or to the American Heart Association. 
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL

Make a donation to American Heart Association in honor of James Edward Rochotte


Jim played card games, bingo, poker, and yatezee, with a few of us at the Hackettstown, NJ Community Center on the fourth Thursday each month.
Thanks for making Thursday evenings enjoyable. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.

Pam Raynor Aug 31 2022 1:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Rochotte

Michael A Gelb Aug 30 2022 10:34 AM

Jim was a good friend and I will miss greatly. We went to a Sunday Meditation Meeting together for over 25 years . Admired his strength and Faith

Rick La France Aug 22 2022 5:12 PM

Jim was a great guy, He was a people person he allways took the time to say hello and chat. A kind hearted man who will truly be missed.

John Cole Aug 22 2022 5:01 PM

Jim was a truly great man with a huge heart for everyone. I had the pleasure of calling him my friend for 30 years. He was a great example to me and countless others of gratitude, patience and love for others that we don’t know well yet. Rest In Peace my brother.🙏

Jay Swentzel Aug 22 2022 3:22 PM

Diane and Emily. So sorry for your loss. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Rahmann Aug 21 2022 8:43 PM