James J. Grudzinski

December 27, 1973 - November 6, 2021 Landenberg, PA | Age 47 Inspired Happiness, Positivity and Respect

James J. Grudzinski, 47 of Landenberg, PA passed away unexpectedly November 6th, 2021. He was the husband of Janette Grudzinski, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage.

Born December 27, 1973, in Pittston, PA, he was the son of Donna and the late James J. Grudzinski, Sr. Preceded also in death by Sandra Casciani.

He is survived by his beloved wife Janette (Jones) Grudzinski, daughters Jessica and Hannah, mother Donna Grudzinski, brother Joshua Grudzinski, sister Ashley (Grudzinski) Cardoni, brother-in-law Christopher Cardoni, and nephew James “Baby J” Cardoni.

To know him was to love him. Jim had a huge impact on everyone blessed to have been part of his life. Jim was a devoted husband and father, a loving son and brother, and a loyal friend. He inspired happiness, positivity, and respect in the hearts and lives of Jan, Jessi, and Hannah. Jim prioritized his family over everything else and cherished every moment spent together. His uplifting presence always motivated his family and friends to gather with him.

Jim was a humble man and went beyond what any common man would do to help those in need. Whatever he set his mind to, he worked thoroughly to understand it, and always executed it flawlessly.

Though Jim has passed, his spirit, love, and kindness will be with us forever. Remembering his smile and laughter will guide us through our days.

You are invited to visit with Jim’s family on November 14, 2021, 12:00-3:00 pm at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation and to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Memorial Donations

Gary Sinise Foundation

PO Box 368
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
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Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S)

P.O. Box 3199
Camdenton, MO 65020
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November 14, 2021 12:00PM to 3:00PM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. Jan and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a great guy and will surely be missed. Please know that you are in our thought and prayers.
    Your Friends,
    Patty and Chuck Wilson and children.

    Patricia Wilson | November 13, 2021 at 3:03 PM
  2. Dear Grudzinski Family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Jimmy. Jimmy and I were in the same graduating class at Pittston Area and had many classes together. He was such a nice person whose upbeat and friendly personality was welcomed by everyone. Jimmy was always such a smart and kind person whose contagious smile lit up the room. Please be assured of my prayers for your family during this difficult time.

    Jackie (Borthwick) Galvin and family

    Jackie (Borthwick) Galvin | November 13, 2021 at 12:39 PM
  3. Beyond crushed, I haven’t talked to Jimmy in years but the world is a better place just knowing he was in it. I’m so sorry for his wife and children, Jimmy was one of the best people I’ve ever met. God bless you my friend.

    Tony Marranca | November 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM
  4. Dear Grudzinski Family,

    I worked with Jim, while at Media. Just a stellar individual, whose loss is being felt by us all. Happiness, Positivity and Respect so perfectly describes him and the light he brought to this world. Would like to add Passion to the description, as he brought it to everything around him…his work, his family, his friendships. Know that we mourn with you and to bring some sense to this all, we retreat to the memories of all the great times made better because of his presence in our lives. His legacy is profound. The love is real. God needed a caring soul to sit beside Him. And now Heaven shines brighter than ever before. Am very sorry for your loss.

    Tim Keaveney | November 12, 2021 at 7:54 PM
  5. Dear Grudzinski Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. We went to high school together and he was always the nicest kid in our class. My heart breaks for your whole family. Heaven needed a special Angel. I’m very sorry for your tremendous loss.

    Lori Evanko | November 12, 2021 at 1:07 PM
  6. Jim was simply the best of the best and he will be dearly missed. Jan, Jessie, Hannah (& Duncan), we are right here with you and we love you. – Carrie & Greg

    Carrie Neely | November 12, 2021 at 11:13 AM
  7. Dear Donna and family, our hearts go out to you. Jimmy was a great person. Our prayers are with you. Joe and Pam Guarneri

    Pam Guarneri | November 12, 2021 at 9:51 AM
  8. Dear Jan, Josh, Ashley, Donna, and family,
    My deepest sympathies to your family. Jimmy was a special person who will be missed. I’m honored to remember one of the best people I ever met. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.

    Debbie Taroli | November 12, 2021 at 9:09 AM
  9. Dear. Josh, Donna, Ashley and family. The tribute to Jim was Absolutly beautiful. I have no words to express my sorrow. He sounds like an amazing man and will be deeply missed by all. My prayers are with you all. May he RIP. Karen Wintermantel Slayton

    Karen Wintermantel Slayton | November 12, 2021 at 6:24 AM
  10. Donna and family,
    I am beyond devastated. My heart goes our to Jimmy’s wife and daughters and all of you! I know he was always a breath if fresh air. Such a great person to be around. Positive vibes don’t say enough of the energy he possessed. I pray for all of you at this most difficult time. Love you all! Amy Thompson

    Amy Thompson | November 11, 2021 at 9:40 PM
  11. I am heartbroken to know that you are no longer here. You, much like your dad had such an incredible presence of warmth and love and you will be forever missed Jimmers. I love you cuz.

    Mickey Grudzinski | November 11, 2021 at 7:16 PM
  12. Donna and Family,
    Although no words can really ease the pain of your loss,just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
    My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow.
    I’m so glad I got to experience to meet your son,Jimmy,you and Jim raise a wonderful son . He will stay in your hearts forever. My thoughts are with Jan. and the girls.

    Camille | November 11, 2021 at 6:36 PM
  13. Jimmy was a big part of my life, the poor guy had so many things went the wrong way in his early life , I was always proud of the way he turned things around , never complaining, always smiling and making jokes. He was always a people person and will always be missed by anyone who truly knew him. And that will certainly include me.

    Tom Heck | November 11, 2021 at 5:02 PM
  14. MS Grudzinski My sincere condolence on the loss of your son James, as a mother, a nurturer, a shoulder, and a confident we love them unconditionally, and that love is forever!!

    Joyce | November 11, 2021 at 3:59 PM
  15. Jimmy was the best person I’ve ever known. Although life, our own families, and circumstances kept us much to far apart, he is the closest thing to a brother I will ever have. He was younger but it was I who always looked up to him. There are no words capable of describing this loss. The world was simply a better place with him in it and I will always love him.

    Sam LaTorre | November 11, 2021 at 3:26 PM
  16. Dear Donna, Josh, Ashley and Family..our hearts are with you and Jim’s wife and daughters. The tribute is beautiful and makes us feel like we missed out on knowing such a wonderful person. All our prayers, love and sympathy… Always in our hearts. Bruce and Marge Desimone. RIP

    Margaret DeSimone | November 11, 2021 at 2:52 PM

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