Obituary of Jim Eisinger
It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of James “Jim” Eisinger, a long time Rockaway and Denville resident who passed away surrounded by family on August 22nd, 2023. Jim was a loving father, grandfather, partner, brother, uncle, and friend to many.
Jim was born in East Orange, NJ and later moved to Holmdel then came to Cedar Lake to complete his high school degree. During his studies he became a state Champion fencer, shortly after he earned his diploma from Morris Knolls High School. Once he entered the work force, he opened his own Bike shop “R & E Bike” in Basking Ridge in 1972. He had the bike shop for about 5 years and then decided to sell it and to open “Eisinger`s Jewelry Store” in 1977. He had a skill for fixing watches and clocks. He would often make house calls to repair grandfather clocks. After more than 20 years of being a part of the community and running a successful business, he closed the store. Up until his retirement in 2020 he continued to work in the Jewelry industry.
While Jim was working hard, he always made time for his family. He adored his grandchildren and loved spoiling and spending time with them. He cherished going fishing with his sons and deep sea tuna fishing was one of their favorites. Some of their fondest memories were going camping, fishing, and spending time on the boat. Jim was always a handy man, building fishing rods, bicycles, remote control cars, and even train tracks. When he wasn’t spending quality time with his family, he loved riding his motorcycle. If his hands weren’t busy and the TV was on it was a Yankees or Chiefs game on. He had a love for sports and they were his favorite teams.
Jim’s memory will live on through his children Kurt and Erika Eisinger, Todd and Olivia Eisinger, Megan and Cooper Emery. Loving partner of 14 years, Nancy Dunham and her children Laurie Dunham, and Christopher (Ashley) Dunham. His sweet grandchildren Kayla, Morgan, Kenzie, Rosalind, Issac, Mariah, Sophia, and one baby on the way. His devoted sisters Debi and Charlie Costello, Susan and Gary Mangold, and Lynn and John Gerstenmier. Along with many loving nieces and nephews.
A public visitation to honor and celebrate James will be held on Sunday, August 27th, from 2:00PM to 6:00 PM at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations are being accepted in his memory to American Heart Association or a charity of your choice and can be made through way of inmemof.org/james-eisinger. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of James here to continue to celebrate the special life he bestowed upon us.