Beverly — James C. Roumas, 88, died peacefully on February 19, 2014. Jim was born in Salem, Mass., and was the son of Charles and Catherine Roumas. He was raised in Beverly, Mass., and had been a resident of Ridgefield, N.J., for the past 60 years. As a proud WWII veteran, Jim served in the U.S. Navy as an interpreter and pharmacist's mate in Europe. He married his wife, Angela, in 1957, and they recently celebrated their 56th anniversary. Jim was predeceased by his two sisters, Lillian Danforth and Beatrice Domick. He is survived by his wife; his two sons, Charles and John; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Jessica. After graduating from Beverly High School, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Tufts University, an master's degree in public health from the University of Tennessee, and an master's degree in hygiene from Harvard University. He served in many government positions including OSHA and the State of New Jersey. His most recent job was director of health and safety for Unilever Corporation. He also served his local community as health officer, and as an active member of the VFW and the American Legion.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visiting hour will be held at the Campbell–Lee, Moody, Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, North Beverly, on Wednesday, February 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by a graveside service at North Beverly Cemetery. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.