unknown - June 29, 2012
James Thomas Anderson passed away peacefully on June 29, 2012, after battling with great bravery and dignity his diagnosis of medullary thyroid cancer of four years. He graduated from Skaneateles High School in 1981 and Onondaga Community College in 1983. He continued his education and graduated from Licensed Practical Nursing Program at OCM BOCES in 1997. He positively impacted the lives of many patients at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and SJH Cardiology until he made the difficult decision to retire from nursing in 2010 for health reasons. Due to his deep love and affinity for helping others, Jim was also a member of WAVES Ambulance Corps since September 1988 where he attained the level of Intermediate Level Emergency Medical Technician. In addition, he was an active member of Fairmount Fire Department from 1992 through 2001.
On June 16, 1963, Jim was born in Ithaca to Peter and Ruth Anderson. In addition to his parents who reside in Skaneateles, his survivors include his loving wife, Vickie, whom he married on Nov. 6, 1992, and his stepson Justin Campany of Syracuse. Jim is also survived by two brothers, John (Niesha) Anderson of Oswego, Mark Anderson of Skaneateles, and several very special nieces and nephews.
Jim practiced unconditional love every day of his life and was often caught performing random acts of kindness. He will also be greatly missed by his beautiful Labrador named Princess “Prinnie.”
Jim and his family would like to extend a warm thank you to the wonderful healthcare professionals at Hematology Oncology of Central New York especially Dr. Robert Cherny and his team for their unending physical and emotional support to Jim and his wife.
Remembrance and celebration of Jim’s life: from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Whelan Bros. & Hulchanski Funeral Home to be accompanied by a Memorial Service officiated by Rev. Dr. Craig Lindsey at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at the First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles.
Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Hospice of C.N.Y., 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088 or Western Area Volunteer Emergency Services, 202 Bennett Road, Camillus, NY 13031.