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September 25, 1968 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 55) 55 Years Old


James (Jim) R. Croci died on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at his home in DeKalb, Illinois at the far-too-young age of 55.

 Jim was the beloved child of James J. and Geraldine Croci, and the youngest sibling of Janet and Jeff. Jim was born on September 25, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois.

 From a young age, it was always clear he was brilliant. As he got older, he found an interest in collecting, and built impressive collections of coins, Magic the Gathering cards, and even Pokémon in the massively popular augmented reality game. One of his favorite pastimes was stargazing. Given a dark sky, Jim could fascinate for hours with his vast knowledge and interest in the final frontier. Jim was always the first to lend an ear to help a friend. Anything you needed, he was there.

He survived by his son, Ian Croci; his father James; his siblings Janet and Jeff; as well as so many friends. He'll be missed by us all for a very long time.

 He was preceded in death by his mother Geraldine.

 Family and friends will be holding a celebration of life on Saturday, March 2, at Stage Left, located at 249 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL in downtown DeKalb from 1-6pm. There will be a potluck, and all are welcome.

 For information, visit or call 815-756-1022.



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Celebration of Life
March 2, 2024

1:00 PM
Stage Left
249 E Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115


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