James Sumski

Obituary of James "Jay" Sumski

James "Jay" Sumski of Andover Township, NJ passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, June18, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 43 years old. Jay was born on March 18, 1977 in Dover, NJ to William and Helen "Penny" (D'Alessandro) Sumski. Jay was a dedicated, loving father, husband, son, brother, coach and friend. He made everyone laugh and his sense of humor made him someone you wanted to be around. He was a union electrician with local #102 employed by Allan-Brite-Way-Electrical Contractors for many years. Jay was very involved in his son's sports activities, he passionately coached football, baseball and basketball but was most involved with the Lenape Valley Youth Football Program. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, listening to music and spending time with his family and many friends at the Forest Lake Beach Club where he organized the fishing club and assisted with swimming team. Jay is survived by his beloved wife and high school sweetheart, Kimberly (nee Ballard), his two beautiful sons, Benjamin and Griffin, his parents, William & Penny Sumski, his brothers, William Jr. (Jennifer) and Timothy (Lisa) and his mother-in-law, Elaine Ballard. Additional survivors include his sister-in-law, Susan Myers & husband, Mark, his brother-in-law, Michael Bogdanowicz & wife, Julie and many loving nieces and nephews and too many dear friends to mention. He was pre-deceased by his father-in-law, Thomas Ballard in 2011. Due to the Governor's restrictions on indoor capacity for funeral homes the family has prudently chosen to hold Jay's Services privately at this time. There will be a Public Life Celebration Service held in Byram Township announced by the family for everyone to attend in the near future. All services are entrusted to and under the care of the Leber-Lakeside Funeral Home of Landing, NJ. For memorial donations, please consider the Sumski Family GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-sumski-family or by clicking the link to the left.
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