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Rapp, James W. August 26, 1948 - November 20, 2022

James W. Rapp, 74 of Landing, NJ. passed away at Morristown Memorial Hospital on Sunday, November 20, 2022 with his loving wife Elise by his side. Born in Paterson, NJ, Jim was the son of the late Robert J. Rapp and Mildred Phyllis Rapp.

James was a graduate of Morris County Community College; after school, he became a police officer with Hanover Township, NJ police department and served the community for 25 years. After his retirement, Jim worked at the Flanders Valley Golf Course part time to support his passion of playing golf. He loved spending time with his family and would often be seen boating, fishing and taking his R.V. on trips with his wife Elise.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of eleven years, Elise Braun Rapp of Landing, NJ; a son, James R. Rapp (Marissa) of Belvidere, NJ; two Daughters, Cristin Marie Rose (John) of Flemington, NJ and Melissa Stashluk (David) of Tennessee. Three beautiful grandchildren, Quinn, Matilda and Penelope.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation and service on Sunday, November 27th from 3:00 to 8:00pm at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ. 07840. Funeral services will take place at 8:00pm after the visitation. Cremation will be private. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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    Janine Di Petrillo says

    Jimmy and Family, I give to you all my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences for your loss! Many prayers and love to you all that you can find your peace moving through this difficult time. Much Love to you all!

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    Greg Bailey says

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Rapp family. May God keep you strong thru this difficult time.

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    Please except my deepest sympathy to Elise and the entire family. Jim was a wonderful guy and loved life. He wanted so much to live. He was always to so kind to me. Elise has been at his side during this entire illness. She cared for him and helped him every step of the way. I’m here for you my friend. Love you both!!

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    Liz Gangemi says

    Jim was a kind & loving man. He will be missed by many people, but mostly by his loving wife Elise. Rest in peace.

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    John Mattinson says

    My wife (Margo Toscano) and I worked at Hanover Twp. Police with Jim for years and express our sympathy to Jim’s family. We had many happy times off duty with Jim !, He will be missed.

    • Lynda Stadtler says

      Our prayers are with you Elise and the entire as you navigate through this verydifficulttime. May your memories bring comfort.It was an honor to have known Jim. he will be missed.
      Fred and Lynda Stadtler

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    Bobbie McClain Meluso says

    Thoughts and prayers to Elise and Jimmy’s family. I have such great memories of him working with my Dad, the ice cream shop and Elise & Jimmy coming to the gun range when I worked there. He was a funny and kind soul. Sending love & prayers your way.

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    Elise, I am soooo very sorry for you loss. You were amazing during the care giving part and I’m sure Jim appreciated everything you did for him. Know he is at peace now and will always be looking over you until you meet up with him . I love you girl (my 2nd sister) and I’m always here for you.

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    Michael Blanchard says

    Elise, My deepest sympathy to you , and your family. Jimmy was my buddy we go back to Whippany Road Exon.

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    Claudia Conway & Butch Petersen says

    No words can express how we are feeling in your loss. You have been a dear friend and I know how hard this is for you. God has chosen to bring Jim home and I am sure he is in heaven playing golf and driving an RV for the other angels. He was an amazing person and it was my honor to know hiim and to see how happy he made you. Take care and God Bless. Love you girl.

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    Anthony, Donna, Jarrett & Jack says

    Our sincere condolences.

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    Bill Hannigan says

    Kathy and I offer our deepest condolence. We are sure Jim is in Heaven. If you need anything let us know. God Bless and help you thru your time of sorrow.

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    Marianne Weber says

    Elise you were blessed to have Jim as your husband & Jim was blessed to have you as his wife. It was evident to me how much you both loved each other. It would make me smile every time I picked up the phone at work & Jim would ask to speak to “his bride”! Jim had a great sense of humor & loved his wife & family deeply. This was known to all who knew him. Doug & I send our deepest condolences until we can hug you in person. God Bless & Love Always.

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    Valerie McGrory says

    My heart is broken for you knowing the pain you must be suffering. I wish I could have one more chance to hug him.

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    Lisa, Rodney & Abby Watts says

    Difficult to find words… Jim was thee BEST neighbor a person could have! To sit with him by the lake and discuss old vehicles we drove and his working at the ice cream store would help one forget about the day-to-day woes. He was quick to lend an ear & help out in a neighborhood or personal matter. We would laugh at how he ‘loved’ to hear us & Elise break out in song after dinner (& a little bit of wine!) God has taken a good one way too soon. But fond memories… Elise and family MUST carry us through. May Jim rest in peace, until we sing for him again in paradise!

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    Linda Cavadini says

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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    Susan Tomchuk says

    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God will watch over you.

    Susan Lurker Tomchuk.

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    Lila Minervino says

    Dear Elise, My sincere condolences in the loss of Jim. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how much you loved him and you must be heartbroken. I’m sure that Ralph met him in Heaven and they headed for the nearest golf course. God will take care of him until we all meet again.

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