James W. Thomasette 86 passed away Saturday July 19, 2014 in his home. He was born August 20, 1927 in Newark New Jersey the son of Phillip and Beatrice (nee Porta) Thomasette. James was employed as an executive accountant for most of his career while living in the New York City area. After retirement, he moved to the Racine area to be closer to his relatives. He is survived by his nephew Peter Thomasette and a niece Grace Planefield and several great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Mary Alice, and a brother Wilson. Private services were held Monday July 21, 2014 in Strouf Funeral Home. His remains were then cremated and returned to New Jersey to be buried with other family members.;