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James D. "Jim" MacPhee, Jr., 80, of Daytona Beach Shores, FL lost his battle with kidney cancer on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his home. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 1:00 p.m. at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond, 733 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. The family will be receiving friends one hour prior to services. Jim was born on May 25, 1932 and raised in Baldwin, L.I., New York until he entered the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was pre-deceased by his wife Linda MacPhee; two sisters, Louise and Jean; and a grandson, James the IV. Jim is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Sirianni, Orlando, FL; three sons, Jim (Marty) MacPhee, Clermont, FL, Scott (Marne) MacPhee, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Dan (Therese) MacPhee, Tega Cay, SC; by two sisters, Priscilla and Jacqueline; nine grandchildren, Anna, Catalina, Laurel, Addison, Andrew, Sarah, Michael, Colin, and Michael. Jim and Linda were married in 1957, he went on to attend Marquette University Dental School and began practice of Dentistry in Daytona Beach in 1963 where he practiced for 30 years. Upon retiring, he earned his U.S. Coast Guard license and took many friends and family on charters throughout the Bahamas. He then turned his attention toward the building of a log home in Maggie Valley, N.C., where he spent a majority of each year in the mountains. Although he loved the mountains, he regretted losing contact with all his friends in the Volusia County area, and commuted between the mountains and Daytona Beach Shores in his later years. His beloved and cherished sweetheart, Sybil Castellaw, was with him throughout his final years and was by his side when he went to be with the Lord. He was a person of many hobbies and many dreams, and will forever be remembered for his love of family, love of the outdoors, practical jokes and being an incredible husband, father, grandfather and friend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jim's memory to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7, 2012