Garland Clifford Bandy, Jr. “Jim”

Garland Clifford Bandy, Jr. “Jim”, 73, of Northvale and Norwood, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Jim was a proud US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an avid bowler, golfer and fisherman and as one friend commented, he will be fondly remembered as one of Northvale’s colorful characters.

He is survived by his loving children; Christina Atwood and husband Matt, Michael Brenner and wife Dawn, Shane Bandy and wife Roxanne, Leah Meskis and Matt Bandy. Beloved grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of two. Cherished brother of Lee Bandy and wife Pat, Donna Plescia and husband Anthony and the late Robert and his wife Joyce. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 21 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Jim’s memory would be greatly appreciated.



  1. Michelle Scaccia :

    I prayed that Jim would come home and I was estactic when my Dad told me he was looking to move back home. I know my Dad wanted his friend/ bowling partner back.
    I’ll miss his smile, his charm and his sweet words that always brought a smile to face. I hope in heaven he’s partying, bowling, fishing and breaking someone’s chops. Love you

  2. To Donna, Lee and to all of Jim’s family. My deepest sympathy for a terrible loss. No one could take Jimmy’s place. Our families have been friends for many years. I know Jimmy would want me to tell a funny story and no sad words. I remember Jimmy put an inlaid linoleum floor in for me in the kitchen of my house on Railroad Ave. in Northvale. We had a grand time reminiscing while he worked. When he was done he told me and my then husband not to move the heavy stuff back for 24 hours. At that time I was bartending nights, so off I went to work. The next morning my husband was gone to work but not before moving this giant freezer across the new floor and put a tear in it. I could have choked him. When I called Jimmy he could tell I was angry. He told me to calm down he would take care of it. And he did he came right over and fixed it like new. Then we both laughed about now people just can’t follow directions. Thanks Jimmy

  3. Jim Phillips :

    Lee so sorry about Jim didn’t want to believe it until I saw you post it. Although I haven’t seen you guys in a long while I still considered both of you friends. Prayers for you and your family.

  4. Shane Bandy :

    I miss you Dad. I miss your smile, your love for the outdoors. You are always in my heart and on my mind. I know you are watching over us all and you are with Pop gram and uncle Bobby, fishing and golfing and watching the Yankees. I love you so much I am proud to call you DAD.

  5. I know Jim for 40 years we bowl together and he used to take me places to play golf that only Jim could find Jim is one of a kind I will miss him dearly REST IN PEASE

  6. curtis bostic :

    I met Jim back in the 60s when I was a bouncer for the page 7 pub when he used come in with junior Depalma ,always nice and always had a smile on his face . Rest in peace Jim

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