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Obituary of James McPherson
FEURA BUSH – James D. McPherson, 60, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on December 1, 1957, he was a son of the late William and Helen Celic McPherson. He was raised in Texas until the family moved to Riverhead, Long Island in 1968. Jim worked as a mechanic, an exterminator and a bar owner until 1987 when he moved to Watervliet to attend HVCC. After graduation, Jim worked as a programmer at Fleet Bank. Over the years he held several programmer contracting positions as well doing landscaping and obtaining his CDL which he used to drive tractor trailers, armored trucks and delivering propane. He was currently employed at New York State ITS in Albany. His "second family" was at Guilderland Martial Arts where he obtained his 1st degree black belt.
Jim is survived by his wife, Ann Mayhew McPherson; siblings, Carolyn and William McPherson; sister-in-law, Barbara McPherson; nephews, Russell, Mathew, and Paul McPherson; father-in-law, Arthur Mayhew; sister-in-law, Kathy Mayhew; brother-in-law, Art Mayhew; sister-in-law, Lisa Streeter. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Rita Gallant Mayhew.
Following his wishes, Jim has been cremated privately. Relatives and friends are invited to call at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville, on Monday, October 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a time of sharing and remembrance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110, or the Mohawk-Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204 will be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed at ajcunninghamfh.com.
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