James (Demetrios) Steven Corodemus, 88, of Edison, N.J., died on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at home.
Services will take place on Wednesday, February 25, at 9:30 a.m. from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt. 27), Metuchen, N.J., followed by a 10:30 a.m. service at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Perth Amboy, N.J. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave. Union, N.J. Visitation is Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m at the Funeral Home. Trisagion will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. To send condolences, please visit costello-runyon.com.
Born in Newark, James resided in Old Bridge, N.J., for 49 years before he and his late beloved wife Chrisoula moved to Edison with their daughter six years ago. He had been married to his beloved and devoted Chrisoula, (Chrisoula Rassias), for 63 years. He was the father of Former Assemblyman Steven James Corodemus (wife Michelle Russell Corodemus), and Judge Marina Corodemus JSC, and grandfather to grandchildren, Dimitrios Corodemus (wife Kristie Peterson Corodemus) and Katelynn Corodemus, Great- Grandfather to Stephen James. He was a lifelong member of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, N.J., where he served for many years on that church's Board of Trustees, was a chairman of The Annual Greek Festival, and member of the Senior Citizens Group. He was a loving son brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and cousin to many.
James was a Member of the Middlesex County Bar Association. He practiced law in Perth Amboy for the vast majority of his legal career. James was partners with now retired Superior Judge Matthias E. Rodriguez, prior to Judge Rodriguez taking the bench, later James was in practice with both his son and daughter. James was past President of the AHEPA EUREKA CHAPTER 52 in Newark New Jersey in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the 7th Armored Division of the United Stated Army and saw combat in the European theater including the battle of the Ardennes. He was a graduate of Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School class of 1950. He was truly of member of THE GREATEST GENERATION. James loved his God, family and country. He was respected by his colleagues, friends and family for his honesty and integrity. He lived by and taught his family to help whomever and wherever possible both in your personal and professional life. He had an abiding respect for the Law. James was a true believer in God and his church.
The Family requests that in lieu of flowers any donations be made either to: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 41-47 Wisteria St., Perth Amboy, N.J., Attn: Endowment fund for church maintenance and beautification or THE HOLY PROTECTION MONASTERY, 1 St. Joseph's Way, White Haven, PA 18661.