James L. Forcum, 75, of Hoboken passed away in the presence of his family at Hoboken University Medical Center on Friday, December 27, 2019. Born in Atlanta, Georgia. James was a proud navy veteran, serving his country from 1962 – 1968. He was a retired Communications Analyst for AT & T and Sprint both in New York City for more than forty years. Mr. Forcum was a member of the American Legion. Surviving is his loving wife of fifty-five years, Adele (nee Russo), a son Hoboken Firefighter Michael Forcum, four daughters, Theresa, Elizabeth (Joseph), Adele and Marie (Juan) Madera. He was predeceased by two sons, John and James Forcum and a sister Barbara Connell. Also surviving are sisters, Janice and her husband Bub Knudson and Nancy Blake. He will be sadly missed by his daughter-in-law, Angelica Forcum. He was the proud grandfather of Joseph, Amanda, Jon-Pierre, James, Alyssa, Micaela, Genevieve and Adele-Julia and one great-grandchild, Joseph.
The Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, December 30, 2019, 10am at St. Francis RC Church, 308 Jefferson Street, Hoboken. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 beginning at 3pm and concluding at 8pm at Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Valet parking available in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street.