James E. Hartnett
Perth Amboy - James (Jim) E. Hartnett (Butch) 76, of Perth Amboy, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Butch was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and was a life long resident of Perth Amboy. He studied music theory and composition in high school and was active in sports. He was also a musican, producer, writer and composer, recording his first composition at the age of 14. Jim is recognized for producing and arranging a charted northern soul spin in the UK, still circulating, titled “Hipit” back in 1976 with his studio band “Hosanna”. Butch worked for Metzendorf Bros., Inc., Perth Amboy, as a truck driver. Butch loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Alice and Wilbur Mack and his brother, Wilbur, Jr.
He is survived by his beloved brother, Paul (Beverly), sister, Johanna, Catherine, children, Candace, Celeste (Mark), Carlton, James (Barbara), Marcus (Zoraida), Wilbur and Sabrina (Shaune), 15 grandchildren,19 great-grandchildren and 3 nieces.
Viewing will be on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
Burial will be private
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