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12/29/16 09:09 AM #1    

Danny Becker

Jimmy "Bond" Bascotti Raritan, NJ Local DJ Jimmy Bond Bascotti sadly passed away suddenly on Christmas morning. Born in Newark, NJ, he was a resident of Union and Roselle Park before moving to Raritan 3 years ago. Jimmy Bond had been an expert DJ/Entertainer for over 30 years, performing at all types of events including weddings, family milestones and outdoor picnics. Jimmy's greatest source of pride was his loyal family of clients.

Jimmy was indeed a colorful and celebrated radio DJ. He began his popular on-air career at William Patterson College's WPSC, and was recently warmly welcomed back to perform a show for the alumni radio week. His first professional radio job was juggling popular shows on both the AM and FM side of a local New Jersey radio station. He most recently hosted the Slightly Mad Internet Radio Show on WNTI out of Centenary University in Hackettstown as "Jimmy Bond", and the Sunday Funnys show on WDVR 89.7 FM out of Sergeantsville as "Jimmy Bee", with his co-host "Ginger Snap". Jimmy purely loved to entertain. He received immense joy in life making everyone in his company happy and amused.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Josephine and James Bascotti, his maternal grandparents, Jennie and Rafaelle Staiano, his beloved parents, Antoinette and Frank Bascotti, and his loyal canine companion, Baby. Surviving are his beloved wife of 15 years, Elaine Strotz Bascotti and several wonderful cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 4-8 pm at the Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00am. Committal will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to WDVR 89.7 FM, 604 County Rd 604, Sergeantsville, NJ 08557. Visit their website at www.wdvrfm.org. Condolences may be sent to www.branchburgfuneralhome.com

12/30/16 09:22 AM #2    

Dr. Hans Schweiger

Hello, fellow Class of 1980 classmates!
This is terrible news.  I have known Jimmy since we first met in the 6th grade (1972) at "Central Six." We immediately became great friends & shared a love for Star Trek, James Bond, etc. He was one of the funniest and insightful people I have ever had the privilege to meet. As most of you already know, Jimmy was incredibly creative and loved to entertain others. He lived to make his audience laugh and put big smiles on their faces. We have kept in touch for almost 45 years. I was so moved when he came to support me at the funeral home following my father's death.  I feel like I have lost a brother. Our loss is surely "heavens" gain. May his entertainment legacy and memory live on forever in the hearts of those he touched. My family & I send our sincere condolences to his wife, Elaine. I am deeply saddened by this loss & will honestly mourn his untimely passing.

12/30/16 11:11 PM #3    

Bob Christie

RIP my friend. Jim- you were one of a kind. You brought smiles to more faces and hearts than you'll ever know. I feel honored to to have known you since our kindergarten days at Hamilton School. Your kindness and good will towards others in your lifetime has no doubt secured you a place in heaven. You will surely be missed by many. Rest in Peace my friend, Rest in Peace.


12/31/16 12:05 PM #4    

Edward A. Ransom (Ransom)

O M G I Just Got This Who I Just Do Not Know What To Say We Have Lost A Good Man And A Good Friend Well Now You Can Play Music Only The Way That You Know How To Do R.I.P. Dear Friend And May GOD And All That He Is Bless And Your Family Now And For Ever.

01/01/17 01:04 PM #5    

Lisa Cohen (Moss)

Happy New Year everyone!   When I found out about Jimmy's Christmas Day passing last week it hit me like a ton of bricks.   He was my senior prom date and a really good friend who I got back in touch with and spoke to recently while visiting family in New Jersey.   He had a zest for life and thrived on making people laugh and I can only hope that time will help his wife deal with this terrible loss.  I probably never would have gotten into acting for so many years had it not been for him convincing me to do the senior talent show with him. I will miss him dearly  and hope you'll join me in honoring his memory. R.I.P. Mr. Bond - nobody did it better:(

01/01/17 04:47 PM #6    

Joyce Cohen (Ayers)

​Rest in Peace Jimmy.  You and I went back to Hamilton school.  You did many bowling bancquets for me, and my brother and sister in laws wedding.  It is hard to believe that you are gone.  Pleasen know that it wasn't me who didn't want you at my brothers memorial, I was just trying to keep some peace.  Until we meet again.

01/03/17 10:55 PM #7    

David Gordon

I am shocked an saddened by our loss of Jimmy. I think he had more laughs in him to share an was taken way too early. It's my hope that my classmates will get serious about heart health.RIP Ol friend.

01/09/17 01:10 PM #8    

Jeri Rudnick-Houseworth

anyone that brought smiles to countless faces in their lifetime and tears to eyes with news of their passing is a loss...the world needs more people like him...he was a good egg as my dad would say...i have my own memories of time spent with him at hamilton school and through high school as well as catching up a few years ago when i ran into him through work...i have no doubt that he will be sorely missed by all of those closest to him...

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