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SWEITZER SR., JAMES R. James R. Sweitzer, Sr., of Cape May Court House, NJ, known warmly by friends and family as Jim, departed peacefully at the age of 76 on March 2, 2024, in Marlton, NJ. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 29, 1947, Jim lived a full life marked by dedication to his family, a distinguished career in law enforcement, and an unwavering commitment to his community.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Ginny Sweitzer, and their children Jami Sweitzer; James Sweitzer, Jr. and his wife Cindy; Kimberly Baals and her husband Joshua; Jason Sweitzer and his wife Nicole; and daughter-in-law Victoria Sweitzer. His legacy continues through his cherished grandchildren Colin, Cali, Hannah, Macayla, James III, Madisyn, Ayden, Jason “JJ”, Chase, Ava, and Brooklyn, as well as his great-grandson River Anthony. His memory is also held dear by his siblings Christine Vanderwyk, Diane Marren, Nick Nicomatti, Charles Nicomatti, Michele, and Luann Martin, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.

Jim’s career was highlighted by his role as Chief of the Stone Harbor Police Department and as a graduate of the FBI National Academy. A devout man of faith, Jim served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at Our Lady of the Angels Church.

A dedicated community member, Jim was an active participant in organizations that meant a great deal to him, including the Knights of Columbus, PBA 59, and the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Jim radiated warmth, often found engaging in his favorite pastimes which included family trips to Disney and enjoying his favorite turkey legs, watching football games, casting lines on fishing adventures, and visiting Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster, PA.

Known for being eternally friendly, selfless, and kind, Jim leaves behind a community richer for his contributions and a family forever grateful for his love and guidance. His lasting impact will echo in the hearts of all those he touched, as they continue to forward the light of his generous spirit.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, where viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Cape May. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences at

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