James Jay Van Bramer passed away on September 19, 2023 after a long illness at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 70 years old. Adored husband of Pepper and stepfather to Isaiia Allen and Katharine Piparo. He leaves behind siblings Judy Cohen (Ken), Jayne, the late Joanne, and John (Jeanne) in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his mother Alma and his father James.
Jim graduated from Mount Saint Michael’s HS in the Bronx and attended Westchester Community College. He proudly became a member of the International Elevator’s Union and dedicated his working years to Flying Tigers and Regency Elevator in Newark.
Jim maintained many strong lifelong friendships including Mark and Michelle Daw. He loved his camp at Fish Creek in the Adirondacks and spent his free time there whenever possible even opening and operating a pizza restaurant during several summers. He lived and loved intensely.