James Andrew Mondoro, 58, of New Orleans, Louisiana, and formerly of Dunellen, New Jersey, passed away at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans surrounded by his loving family on June 28.
Son of Joseph and Nina Mondoro, Jim was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, and spent most of his childhood in Dunellen where he graduated from Dunellen High School in 1978 and was an active member of the Dunellen Rescue Squad. Jim attended Essex County College / UMDNJ School of Allied Health’s Paramedic Program and worked as an EMT at EMTAC in Irvington New Jersey. Upon receiving his paramedic certification, he worked at UMDNJ—University Hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Trinitas Mobile Intensive Care Unit.
On September 11, 2001, he relocated to New Orleans where he worked as a bartender at Café Lafitte in Exile and Cutter’s. Jim then became a CRA / Senior CRA at Premier Research Group and CTI.
He dedicated his life to being a public servant and helping others in any capacity. He lit up a room with his presence and smile, and loved spending time with family and friends. He had a zest for life and a humor that created laughter wherever he went and was loved by all who knew him. Jim’s love, kindness, and generosity have touched lives across the country. He will be forever missed.
He is survived by his husband, Byron Anderson, his father, Joseph Mondoro, Sr., his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Rob Retenberg, and his two brothers: Christopher and his sister-in-law Randie Mondoro and Joseph Mondoro, Jr. He is preceded in death by his loving mother, Nina Mondoro and his brother, Wayne Hall.
Services for Jimmy, as he was affectionately known in New Orleans, were held on July 13 in Dunellen, New Jersey.