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Darrie Christmas

Darrie Christmas

Wednesday, August 7th, 1963 - Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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Obituary

Darrie Christmas, 57, peacefully passed away with his wife by his side on Sunday, October 04, 2020 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Darrie was born August 07, 1963 in Americus, Georgia to the late Jessie Biggins and Christine Christmas. Darrie lived in Savannah, Ga and in 1989, he relocated to New Jersey. In 1997, he and his wife, Dolores settled in Somerset, NJ.

Darrie attended Savannah State College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon his relocation to NJ, Darrie started his career at Bellcore/Telcordia where he met his lovely wife. He then worked for C.R. Bard as a software engineer, then Ethicon as an IT manager and later worked at Johnson and Johnson as a systems architect.

Darrie was a hard worker who loved his job. He was considered “tech-savvy” and very analytical. Darrie had a vast knowledge of information which he was always willing to share especially to his nieces and nephews. He was very laid back and never hesitated to help his family in any way he can. He enjoyed watching sports, cooking shows and Sci-fi and travelling with his wife.

Darrie is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dolores Christmas; his brothers, Eskie, Clarence and Charles Christmas; his sister, Shirley Christmas and a host of nieces and nephews and in-laws.

Visitation will be held at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset, NJ on Friday, October 9, 2020 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at St Matthias Church, 168 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Somerset, NJ. Burial will follow Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway.

Due to Covid restrictions, there will not be a repast.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org or to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Gleason Funeral Home
    Address
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 10th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Matthias Church
    Address
    168 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
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  • Interment

    Location
    Resurrection Cemetery
    Address
    899 Lincoln Avenue
    PISCATAWAY, NJ 08854
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Tina Tucker

Posted at 11:11pm
Mrs. Christmas, I am a former classmate of Darrie. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. My memories of him are just as his obituary described. He was a smart and intelligent young man; always kind and helpful. I pray that your memories of him will always comfort you. With Warmest Condolences. Tina
MS

maryanna shahid

Posted at 10:13pm
My sincerest condolences to all who loved Darrie. Darrie was one of the first people I met when joining J&J and I was taken immediately by his calm demeanor and sensibility. He was unique and brilliant and a pleasure to be around. Rest easy old friend.
JW

Julie Washington

Posted at 11:56pm
Dolores – I was just made aware of Darrie’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences. May GOD continue to bless you during this difficult time.

Julie Washington (Former Ethicon Associated)
CK

Carolyn Knight

Posted at 06:14pm
Daniel and I pray that the God of us all send to your the Comforter who will grant you peace that will surpass all understanding and give you strength and serenity to weather this storm of life. We extend our condolence to Dolores and the family.
M

Mala

Posted at 11:48am
Darrie is a wonderful friend, motivated and inspired human. He touched so many lives, shining example for being human to consciously do the best for everyone and everything you come in touch with. I will terribly miss seeing and laughing with you my dear friend, the memories we shared will be cherished forever. May you rest in peace. My condolences to dear Dolores and family.
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