James ‘Jimmie’ E. Strough Sr., 82

FULTON, NY – James E. Strough Sr., 82, of Volney, passed away Sunday May 24, 2015, at Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Syracuse, surrounded by his loving family.

James ‘Jimmie’ E. Strough Sr.
James Strough Sr.

Born in Fulton to the late Melvin J. and Gwendolyn G. Wettering Strough, he had lived in the Fulton area his entire life.

He was a member of Believers’ Chapel Fulton.

Jimmie was both a fan and track champion participant in auto racing in the 1950s and 1960s at Oswego and Fulton speedways.

He also enjoyed hunting with his family.

Jimmie was an active member of the Teamsters Local 317.

James was predeceased by his wife, Helen, in 2012; sister, Patricia J. Truesdale; brother, Melvin W. Strough; son-in-law, Thomas F. Hughes; step-daughter, Ann M. Bonacorsi; and step-daughter-in-law, Gerry Vivlemore.

Jimmie will be greatly missed and forever loved by his brother, Jeffrey (Peni) Strough; daughters, Darlene S. Hughes and April D. (Bruce D.) Casilio; son, James E. (Pat) Strough; step-sons, Raymond E. Jr. and Mark D. (Barb) Vivlemore; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There are no services.

Should friends and family desire, contributions in Jimmie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Foster Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.