In Memoriam: James V. Caruso, 72

Sr. VP in Chase's Retail Bank

James V. Caruso, of Wayne, NJ, died on March 14, 2023, at the age of 72. 
Born in Newark, NJ, Caruso graduated from Rutgers University in 1973 with a degree in Economics. In 1970, Jim joined the Army National Guard doing his active duty in Fort Polk, LA. He rose to the rank of sergeant before being honorably discharged in 1976.


He began his 38-year career with JPMorgan Chase in 1975, retiring in 2013 as Senior Vice President in the Retail Bank.


Caruso was a volunteer baseball, softball and basketball coach with the Cedar Grove athletic department. More recently he worked as a tax preparer for The Tax Shoppe in Ramsey, NJ.

Among his survivors are his wife of 47 years, Maria (née Montgiello) and his daughter, Gina. He was predeceased by his son, James, in 2001.  

Donations "In Memory of James Caruso" may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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From Suzanne KellyI worked with Jim back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when he was a regional manager in the retail bank. He worked for Kevin McCabe. Jim was one of the kindest yet effective managers I ever knew.
From Merrill WinterI'm very sad to hear of Jim's passing. I had the good fortune of working with Jim at 1411 Broadway. I was an HR Business Partner supporting his market. I remember Jim as a kind, funny and positive man, always with a smile on his face. May he rest in peace.
From George Renert: I worked with Jim at the Chase Metropolitan Community Bank in Manhattan in the mid-1980s. Jim was one of the good guys – collaborative, positive and a lot of fun. A mench. So sad to hear of his passing. RIP .