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Jim Schicke

On March 14, 2024, James Robert Schicke, a devoted husband, loving father, and respected law enforcement officer, passed away peacefully at the age of 56, surrounded by his family, in Morristown, NJ. His passing leaves behind a profound void in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. Jim lived an extraordinary life, enriched by service in his community, and leaves his loving family and friends with countless cherished memories.


Born on April 12, 1967, Jim spent his formative years in Lake Parsippany with his parents and 3 older siblings. He graduated from Parsippany Hills High School and went on to receive a degree in Criminal Justice at Jersey City State College. He served as a police officer in Parsippany for 20 years. He enjoyed the brotherhood of his fellow officers, who became more like family.


Beyond his commitment to public service, Jim was defined by the love he had for his family. He was a dedicated husband to his wife Nancy and played an active role in the lives of their three children, Jessica, Jimmy, and Jake, who were the center of his world. Jim found joy in the quality time spent with his family - whether it was coaching or attending his kids’ sporting events, countless vacations, walks with his dog Yogi, or football Sundays out in the backyard - he loved and cherished every minute of it.


In addition to his immediate family, Jim had a remarkable gift for building meaningful relationships throughout all stages of his life. From childhood friends and teammates to colleagues, neighbors, and more, he cherished each and every one of his friends deeply and was the first one they would call for a laugh, a helping hand, a drink, or a good time. Jim had a passion for golf and valued the camaraderie that accompanied it with his sons and his friends. He found fulfillment in coaching and mentoring, leaving a lasting impact on those he guided. His warm presence and genuine kindness endeared him to all who knew him - simply put, to know Jim was to love Jim.


Family, friends, and others fortunate enough to have had James Robert Schicke in their lives will always hold his memory close to their hearts. We’re sure each person who knew Jim can recall a laugh they shared or a memory that brings a smile to their face - he had a knack for cutting through the tension in any room with his quick wit and ability to make you feel right at home. Amazingly, Jim continued to share his incredible sense of humor throughout his illness. Though his physical presence may be gone, his legacy of love, humor, compassion, and commitment will continue to inspire and uplift others for generations to come.


He was predeceased by his father, William L. Schicke. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Nancy (Linder) Schicke, and their loving children, Jessica, Jimmy, and Jake, his mother, Violet Schicke, his siblings, Lynn Grauerholz and her husband Craig, Cindy Vernicek and her husband Bob, and Bill Schicke and his wife Eileen, his brother-in-law George Linder and his wife Anita, his sister-in-law Susan Linder, and his many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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