James Merrill McKinstray, 66, born Nov. 15, 1949, in Los Angeles, Calif., died Oct. 24, 2016 in St. Augustine, Fla.
He attended High Mount School and Belleville Township West and received a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana).
After graduating from the Navy's nuclear power program, he served as an officer on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Following his Navy career, Jim worked in the private nuclear power industry, and later, as a database architect in the computer industry.
He is preceded in death by his father, Joseph L. McKinstray.
Surviving are his mother, Eleanor V. McKinstray and sisters, Mary E. and Joan A. McKinstray.
Services: There will be no funeral services.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 3, 2016