James Salisbury

Obituary of James Salisbury

James Edward Salisbury, 79, of Lee, passed away on May 9, 2017 at Rome Memorial Hospital, with his loving family at his side. Born on November 23, 1937, in Rome, N.Y. a son of the late, Albert and J. Mildred Thomas Salisbury. James was a graduate of Rome Free Academy, Class of 1956. On July 26, 1958, he was united in marriage to Beverly Riegler in the Lee United Methodist Church. James was employed by Rome Cable as a Production Control Manager until his retirement. He then became a partner in J.D.S. Auto Sales. James was a member of the Lee United Methodist Church and acted as Chairman of the Board, Sunday School Superintendent, and President of the Trustees for many years. James was also President of the Lee State Cemetery Association, Vice President of the Maple Hill Cemetery Association, and a member of Rome Elks Lodge and Mohican Model A Club, and former member of the Lee Fire Dept.

James is survived by his loving wife Beverly of Lee; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Michele Salisbury of Rome; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Dave Marcoccia, Kimberly and James Carpenter, all of Lee Center; one brother Allen P. Salisbury of Rome; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Beverly Ashman, OH, Doris and Leigh Portner, Lee; three sisters-in-law, Colleen Riegler, Jill Riegler, and Sarah Salisbury; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Anthony, Danielle, Coral, Angela, Chelsea and Amy; one great grandchild, Jack; and numerous relatives and friends. James was predeceased by a brother, Albert Thomas Salisbury; sisters-in-law Barbara Salisbury and May Salisbury; and brothers-in-law Dan Ashman, Robert Riegler, and William Riegler.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lee United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Strong-Burns & Sprock Funeral Home 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Lee State Cemetery.