Robert “Bob” John James, Jr.
Died December 4, 2022
Robert “Bob” John James, Jr., age 67, passed away on December 4, 2022.
Born in Woodstown, NJ, he was the son of Alice Marie (Tyne) James and the late Robert J. James.
Robert graduated from Newark High School, Newark, DE in 1973, and the University of Delaware in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and in 1981 with a master’s degree in Public Administration.
Bob spent his career as an employee of the State of Delaware, retiring in 2012 as a Budget and Program Analyst in the Department of Children and Youth Services.
Bob was well known for his avid interest in politics and world events, his wit, and his charm. He was an enthusiastic cook and loved to host family and friends for dinner, always eager to try new recipes. Bob was an avid reader and collector, and is well known for his extensive personal library. Bob will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.
Bob enjoyed watching sports, especially Eagles football and NASCAR racing. He and his brother-in-law, Kirk, went to many NASCAR races together, and Bob was thrilled when Kirk was able to get him into the Sunoco Race Team pits during one memorable event.
Bob loved traveling with his wife Meredith. Their journeys took them to Australia, South America and Africa, and they always returned with beautiful souvenirs.
In addition to his father, Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Meredith (Morrell). He is survived by his mother, Alice Marie; sisters, Maureen J. Chandler (Kirk), and Dr. Carol J. Hoffman (David); brother, Dr. Kenneth J. James (Susan); nephews, David James, and Wyatt James Hoffman; nieces, Erin Chandler Hauck (Colin), and Melissa James; and grand-niece, Abigail Chandler Hauck.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
3 Condolences for Robert “Bob” John James, Jr.
To the James Family,
I worked with Bob in the Main Building and saw him daily. He always wore a smile and was wonderful to work with. He was a very kind person. My family will keep your family in our prayers.
No words. Just our positive thoughts and energy to you and your family at this time.
My sincere condolences to the James family. I worked with Bob on and off for over 35 years, first meeting him at the Department of Health and Social services. In the mid 80’s I was happy to bring Bob to the Dept. of Services for Children Youth and Families. Bob was the consummate professional and public servant and someone I leaned on to know and understand the departments finances. I enjoyed working with him and considered him a long time friend. He will be missed by his many colleagues and friends.