James Shirley

Obituary of James Earl Shirley

James Earl Shirley

Keeseville - James Earl Shirley, 37, of Grove Street, Keeseville, died unexpectedly, Friday, December 26, 2008 at his home.

He was born at the Alleghany Valley Hospital, Tarentum, Pennsylvania, the son of Ronald E. Shirley and Joyce A. (Smith) Weister. Following graduation from AuSable Valley Central School he was employed at many local establishments throughout the years including the Village of Keeseville and most recently ARBRO, Inc. in Keeseville where he worked as a repair technician.

Jim was an outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with friends, bingo, and playing scratch-offs. His true love, however, was spending time with his grandmother and his nephews.

Survivors include his father, Ronald Shirley and companion Sandy of Apache Junction, Arizona; his mother and step-father, Joyce and Jack Weister of Plattsburgh; maternal grandmother, Anna Grace Smith of Keeseville; one brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Petra Shirley of Keeseville; one sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Damien Tackett of Keeseville; step-brothers and their spouses, Walter and Phylmarie Weister of Georgia and John and Fonda Weister of Pennsylvania; step-sister, Rebecca Shellhammer of Pennsylvania; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Louis and Emma Shirley (Pennsylvania); maternal grandfather, Earl Smith (Keeseville); and his sister, Lisa Anne Shirley.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, December 31, 2008 from 6 to 8pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville. A memorial service will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Because of his great love for all animals, in lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to your local animal shelter.

Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 124 Clinton Street, Keeseville.

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