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1949 James 2023

James S. White, Jr.

March 21, 1949 — February 2, 2023

Rensselaer-It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, James “Jimmy” S. White, Jr. on February 2, 2023.

Growing up in the 60’s in Rensselaer he was a “character” in his own right, with the black hair of his father and the blue eyes of his Irish mother. He was the mischievous one of the six kids.

He was educated in St. John’s Grade School and Van Rensselaer High School. A lover of the outdoors, whether ice fishing on Lake Champlain with his dad or boating on Lake George and trout fishing with our old family friend Mary Trimble in the Kinderhook Creek, it is there where he was his happiest.

After a few years in the Navy having been stationed in Norfolk VA, he made his way to the Chicago area where he was an agricultural inspector with the USDA, residing in Hammond, IN. Jimmy had a passion for a good NASCAR race where you could always find him watching the “trailer park 500” on any given Sunday afternoon. He was also a Yankee fan like his dad, much to the chagrin of his three brothers.

Jimmy is predeceased by his parents James S. White Sr. and Agnes Joyce White and his daughter Michelle. He is survived by his sisters, Joyce (John) Ryan of Dalton, MA, and his twin sister, Janice (Robert) Brock of Naples FL; his brothers, Joseph of Schenectady, Jerry (Michele) of East Greenbush and John (Barbara) of Rensselaer. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, fondly known as “Uncle Jimmy,” Matthew, Monica Ryan Hilton, Seth Ryan, J. P. and Mike Daniels, Zachary White-Stellato, Andrew, Ian, Adam and Emily White, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.

We would also like to thank the staff at Baptist Health and Nursing Rehabilitation Center, especially the N2 unit.

Family and friends are invited and may call on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 10:30am in St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Herrick St, Rensselaer. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Greenbush.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.

1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St John The Evangelist And St. Joseph Church

Herrick Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Interment

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Starts at 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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