James “Jim” Frank DeRosa

James “Jim” Frank DeRosa

James “Jim” Frank DeRosa
January 18, 1946 – August 9, 2022

ZEBULON – James “Jim” Frank DeRosa, 76, transitioned from this life Tuesday, August 9, 2022.  He was born in Mt. Pleasant, PA on January 18, 1946.  Jim faithfully and honorably served our country as Sergeant in the United States Air Force.  He achieved his bachelor’s degree and worked for IBM as an Executive Manager.  Jim also worked 14 years for AutoZone.  Jim was involved with Boy Scouts of America in both N.J. and Zebulon, NC for more than 25 years.  In his spare time, he loved to “hit the links” for a round of golf.  Jim cherished his family and will be deeply missed by those he loved and those who loved him.  He is predeceased by his parents, Michael Nuzzo and Eleanor Ruth Conn Nuzzo.

Jim is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Cains DeRosa; children, James DeRosa II (Amy), Anthony DeRosa (Chanelle), Justin DeRosa (Melinda), Amy Douglas (Frank), Christopher MacDonald (Raina), Sherry Moudy (Bart), John Luersen (Jamie) and Robert DeRosa; 29 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, his sister, Debbie Duckworth (Bill) and many nieces and nephews.

Flowers are welcomed or memorial contributions may be made to further Parkinson’s Research.

Funeral Service will be held at 7:30pm Monday, August 15, 2022 at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel with Visitation prior to the service from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Terri Alexander Posted August 10, 2022 11:00 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband was a great man and he meant so much to us. We share your grief at this very sad and difficult time

  • Joyce and Jesse Ray Posted August 10, 2022 5:12 pm

    Gwen and family. Jesse and I are so saddened to hear of Jim’s death. Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.

  • Martha and Jim Hall Posted August 11, 2022 5:04 pm

    Gwen and family we are so sorry for your loss
    Jim was a wonderfully sweet and caring man. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Robert & Janice Tant Posted August 12, 2022 7:15 am

    Gwen and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a good and kind person. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Gloria Daniels Posted August 26, 2022 4:56 pm

    Just now seeing this. Gwen and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Pam Lamb Posted February 28, 2024 7:06 pm

    I knew Jim at IBM many years ago and visited a few times when I traveled to the east on business. We lost touch over time, but I was looking online and was sad to find this. My very belated condolences to his family and those wonderful sons I met so many years ago. Glad to see Jim had a full and happy life.

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