James J. Grace, 99,
of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, May 3,
2017, at his daughter’s home in Columbus.
Born and raised in Trenton, Mr. Jim resided
in the Yardville Heights section of Hamilton
for more than 65 years. Jim graduated from
Cathedral High School, Trenton, at age 16
and was an elevator operator at St. Francis
Hospital, Trenton. He went on to work for
Roller Bearing Co. of America, W. Trenton,
and retired from there in 1983 after more
than 50 years of service.
He was a longtime member of St. Raphael’s
Holy Angels Parish, the St. Raphael’s Holy
Name Society, was a former member of the
White Horse Volunteer Fire Co., and was a
Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus
Post # 6213, Hamilton. Jim loved to play
golf and was a member of the Princeton Golf
“Hole-in-one” Club. He also enjoyed dancing,
gardening and trips to the beach.
Son of the late John M. and Kathryn E.
O’Loughlin Grace, brother of the late John
M. Grace, Jr., Sister Mary Marcella Grace,
OSF, and Katherine Klink, father-in-law of
the late J. Stephen Kurtz, MD, and husband
of the late Peggy Ann Grace, he is survived
by his son and daughter-in-law James Jeffrey
and Nancy Grace, his daughters and
son-in-law Jane G. Kurtz and Patricia and
Glenn Steel, 6 grandchildren, 8
great-grandchildren and several nieces and
Funeral service will be Monday, May 8, 2017,
at 8:45 AM from Kingston & Kemp Funeral
Home, 260 White Horse Ave., Hamilton (www.KingstonandKemp.com).
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM
at St. Raphael’s Church, 3500 S. Broad St.,
Interment will follow at St. Mary’s
Cemetery, 1200 Cedar Lane, Hamilton.
Relatives and friends may call on Sunday
from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.
Due to cemetery restrictions concerning
flowers, memorial contributions may be made
in Jim’s honor to Moorestown VNA, 300 Harper
Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057 or, online, at