James A. Papa, recently died at the age of 79. He was a longtime resident of Forest Park.

James was the husband of the late Virginia; the father of Dawn Ellen Jasper (Randy Steffey), Barbara (Steven) Sedlack, Mary (Ron) Moravec, and JoEllen (Brian) Barron; the grandfather of 13 and the great-grandfather of four.

James was also the brother of Loretta (Michael) Pusateri, Jeanette (Harvey) Brown; and the late: Minnie Panzani, Irene Dominick, Mae Scolire, Anthony Sunzeri, and Joseph and Phillip Papa.

James was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran, and a retired Forest Park auxiliary police officer.

The funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at Hursen Funeral Home, 4001 Roosevelt Rd., Hillside. Services start at 9 a.m. Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be a mass at St. Bernardine Church, 7246 Harrison St.

There will also be a visitation at Hursen, on Wednesday, from 3-9 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-562-0082.