We are sad to announce the death of James F. Pellino II, age 34, of Millstone Township on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
James lived his life filled with a level of strength, courage, and humor we all adored. For the past year he had been battling cancer with the same determination and grace he did all things. Predeceased by his grandparents, James is survived by his parents James and Michele Pellino; sisters Nicole Pellino and Michele Pellino and her husband Chris Fialk; his niece and nephew Hailey and CJ Fialk, and many more extended family and friends.
Born in New Brunswick, James spent nearly his entire life in Monroe Township before settling in Millstone Township in 2020. He served honorably in the United States Army as a Military Policeman stationed in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon returning home from serving his country, James continued to study and teach martial arts, something that he began at the age of three. He recently obtained his fourth degree black belt in tae kwon do, a moment he was most proud of. He also worked for many years alongside his father in their family's excavation business.
Throughout his life James found true friendships everywhere he went. Most of his lasting friendships were made on the basketball court, the paintball field, at the karate school, or out on a lake fishing. He had a charm that was hard to resist and a wit that everyone could appreciate. He would often show his love and gratitude towards others with his acts of service and loyalty. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, whom he cherished.
Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 5th, from Spotswood Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Spotswood, followed by an 11:00 AM funeral liturgy at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Spotswood. Interment will be in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 4th, from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations honoring James' memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
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