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James E. Backes

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BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- James E. Backes, 59, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington where he had been a resident since July of 2002. He formerly resided on Groveside Road in Buskirk.

He was born April 22, 1944 in Boston, Mass. son of the late Frederick W. and Lois (Ogden) Backes. Jim was educated at schools in Massachusetts and was employed as a security guard at the Clifton Country Mail. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Hoosick Falls. Jim enjoyed golfing and fishing throughout his life.

Survivors include a brother John “Jack” Backes; two nephews Frederick W. Backes III; his wife Amy and their children Kaitlin, Meghan and Jacob all of Buskirk; William J. Backes of Albany; devoted friends Jonathan P. Coon and his wife Christine of Hoosick Falls.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at a later date at Millertown Cemetery in Johnsonville, New York. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St. in Hoosick Falls.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 3, 2003
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