James R. Talbot, 85, of Auburn passed away on Monday, January 18 at The Commons of St. Anthony.
Jim was born in Auburn on October 10, 1935 to the late James and Betty Jean Talbot. He was a graduate of Central High School. Jim was a proud US Marine and served a majority of his time in Japan.
Jim married Patricia Anderson on April 4, 1959. Jim worked as a salesman for many years and he especially loved his time at Community Computer and his retirement job at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. He was a avid athlete, boxing in the Marine Corps, waterskiing at his camp on Owasco Lake, and playing baseball. He loved watching his sons and grandchildren play sports and traveling to their tournaments.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Patricia Talbot; daughter Vicki Ferrell (Brian); sons: Mark (Lisa), Michael (Sue); eight grandchildren: Jack, Kerry and Declan Ferrell, Mary, Grace and Cate Talbot, James and Kevin Talbot; sisters: Peggy (James) Farrington, Bernie (Dick) Cornell, sister-in-law Noreen Anderson; brother-in-law Paul (Sherry) Anderson, and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister Lucy Kempf, brothers-in-law Richard Kempf, James Sullivan, and James, Anthony (Sonny), Richard, and Joseph Anderson, and sisters-in-law Shirley and Debbie Anderson.
The family will have a private burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery. There will be a Mass and Celebration of Life at a later date when it is safe to gather. Pettigrass Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family would like to say a special thanks to the caring staff of The Commons and especially the 2nd floor for taking such wonderful care of our husband, father and grandfather.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jim’s memory to the Auburn YMCA, 27 William Street, Auburn, NY 13021 or the Alzheimer's Association of Central New York: alz.org/centralnewyork/donate/tribute_gifts.
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