James O. W. O'Neil Sr. Rotterdam Junction James O. W. O'Neil Sr., 81, of Alexander Drive died Friday, August 15, 2014. Jim was born in Oneonta, NY to the late James and Mary (Hendrickson) O'Neil and lived in the Schenectady area most of his life. He graduated from Cornell University in 1956 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Jim served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Post Office. A member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Sierra Club, he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking. Jim was a passionate NY Mets and NY Jets fan and enjoyed swing dancing. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and being involved in their activities. Jim was predeceased by five siblings, Richard, Eugene, Marty, Michael and Elin Marie O'Neil. He is survived by four children, Kimberly (Michael) Badalucco, Patricia (Bryan) Coons, James (Paula) O'Neil Jr. and Katie (Nicolas) Basinski; and one brother, Ernest O'Neil. He cherished his six grandchildren, Allesandra, Gabriella, Michael III and Olivia Badalucco, Dylan O'Neil and Chantel Batuk. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2014