Barry, James W. on March 14, 2019 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved Husband of Irma; loving Father of Pamela Tremonte, Peter (Diane), Michael (Cheryl), James (Tammy), Susan (Darin) Spalti; devoted Grandfather of Lisa, Brandon (Emily Rose), Nicole, Lauren (Corey), Jordan (Remington), Gina, Amber, James and Gregory; dear Great Grandfather of Lucah, Sam and George. Friends will be received Friday, March 22nd, 3-8PM Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc. same as Curtin Funeral Home, 1340 Union Road, West Seneca, NY, 716-627-2919 where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 9AM. Jim was a 35 year employee of The Buffalo News and a gold member of The Carriager's Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim’s honor to Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Online Condolences at www.LAKESIDEFUNERALHOME.com.
Jim will be remembered as a fun-loving guy who loved to joke around with his friends and family. He grew up in South Buffalo and moved to West Seneca when he married his wife Irma, where they lived together for almost 70 years. Jim and Irma raised five children who have fond memories of trips as a family to Crystal Beach, Fantasy Island, Letchworth State Park and more.
Jim worked as a proof reader for The Buffalo News for 35 years. He was dedicated to the news and would read the paper front to back every single day, except for the sports section, which he saved for his son Peter. Jim was a long-time member of the West Seneca Carriagers Social Club, where he often volunteered for events. Jim loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He would bring them to the clubs Christmas parties to see Santa, Easter egg hunts, St. Patrick’s Day parties and out for Friday night fish frys. Jim adored his nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren and always found time to spend with them.
Jim especially liked to take care of his lawn. He would often tell his son’s “Here is what you need to learn …your lawn should always be the best one on the street.” It would always be the greenest and well-trimmed one on the block. Although he took pride in making his lawn the best, his boys never got out of having to cut it once and a while. Jim liked to Travel with his wife Irma, listen to old time music and of course…he had to watch reruns of his favorite TV show – “Johnny Carson”.
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