East Greenbush, NY- James (Jim) Yonkers, age 73, passed away on April 2, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, George and Ann and his brother, John.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Stephanie Yonkers; children: James (Steve), Jaclyn (Jax); grandchildren: Adria, Max and Carter. He is also survived by his sister, Joanne, along with many extended family members and close dear friends. Beloved husband/best friend, son, brother, dad, uncle, grandpa, teacher, and life-long friend to many.
Jim grew up outside of Utica in Whitesboro, NY and attended SUNY Albany. Jim’s career spanned many years, working as a teacher at the LaSalle School for Boys and as an auditor/administrator for the Department of Social Services. In his ‘retirement’ years, he drove cars for Enterprise and worked at a local golf course.
Jim was known for a laugh that could light up a room and when he gave you one of his classic thumbs up- or double thumbs, you knew he meant it. He was always kind, genuine, and generous to all. He loved Civil War history, attending Great Danes basketball games at his Alma Mater, the “fresh mountain air” of his beloved Babcock Lake camp, playing poker and darts, sharing recipes, watching golf and listening to Roy Orbison. Above all else, he loved his family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 24th from 12:00-3:00 at Newcomer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, NY 12189. A private service for family will be held in celebration of his life immediately following. Gathering size within our chapels will be based on the most current NYS occupancy requirements. Masks are required, and social distancing is to be observed inside and outside of our chapels.
In lieu of flowers, Jaclyn and friends will be raising funds and walking on September 25th for the local chapters’ "Walk to End Alzheimer's." If you wish to make a donation in Jim’s honor you can do by entering this address: http://act.alz.org/goto/yonkers or emailing Jaclynyonkers@gmail.com for a direct link or to receive a paper mail in form.
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