James J. Nachstein

James J. Nachstein, 92, of Pearl River, NY, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Evelyn. Loving father of James G. Nachstein and wife Marie of Nanuet, NY, Annamarie Nachstein of Hopewell Junction, NY and Andrea Collins and husband Stephen of Stony Point, NY. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer Carlsen and husband David and Kristen Kruithof and husband Brian. Proud great-grandfather of Elizabeth, Andrew, Brenna, Jocelyn and Ellie. Dear brother of George, Robert, and Joseph.

Jim was a US Army Veteran of WWII.  He served for the Port Authority Police Department of NY/NJ achieving the rank of Chief Inspector

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s RC Church, Nanuet, NY with Interment to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are Friday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org.



  1. Richard Brazicki

    Rest In Peace.

  2. Theresa Jerry Aprile

    Our prayers are with the Nachstein family.
    Jim, was a wonderful person and a good friend of our family. He never forgot a birthday or anniversary with a personal note. He was a good friend and will be remembered in our players. May he rest in peace. Jerry Aprile and family

  3. All prayers and thoughts are with Big Jims family. He will be greatly missed but he is now with his Evie and they are happy together smiling down on us all.

  4. Jean Scagnelli Krause

    Jim you had a heart and personality bigger than the world. you were a very funny man with amazing stories. You will be deeply missed. I hope you dancing with the love of your life, your beautiful wife Evelyn ❤
    Love Jean, David Madison & MacKenzie

  5. albert sornberger

    Please accept my condolences for the passing of your father. He was good for the job and I always had deep respect for him. Jim, I always knew you got your sense of humor from your Dad. He will be missed.

  6. Chief Nachstein was a good man and a good chief of our department. May he rest in peace.

  7. Joanna Nachstein Rafiq

    No one like you Uncle Jimmy ❤️ You are missed and loved so dearly

  8. Cristine Anne Smith

    I am sad to learn of the passing of James, but grateful to Marie for arranging our meeting. Your family is part of my family and hopefully we will all meet again. RIP

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