Kadlec, James Paul
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James Paul Kadlec passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 2, 2013, after a brief illness. Born on November 16, 1950, he was a lifelong resident of Binghamton. Jim is survived by Carmella (Marrongelli), his Bella, of 41 years. He is also survived by his father, John Kadlec, of Binghamton; his mother and second father, Valerie and John Matias, of Johnson City; his daughter, Terri Sanderson, her husband Derek, and their son Justin, Jim's beloved only grandchild, of Troy, NY; his son Jimmy Jr. and his girlfriend Chelsea, of Binghamton; his brothers Craig and Mark Matias and their families, and his sister Julie Matias. In addition, Jim is survived by his lifelong best friend, his cousin and best man, Tom Kadlec and his wife Sheryl, of Palm Bay, FL; many brothers-and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Jim graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1968, "the greatest class ever," something he held very dear. Following graduation, Jim worked for GAF, Ozalid, and Ken Wilson Chevy. Jim was an avid golfer, spending countless Sundays at Ely Park Golf Course with his dad, his godfather, and his cousin. He often followed at day on the course by attending a church picnic with his family to enjoy live polka bands and dance the rest of the day away. He was a passionate bowler, known as "The Kat" in many local bowling alleys. Aside from raising Terri and Jimmy Jr., his greatest achievements were two perfect 300 games. He loved his Harley and his music, playing the drums, picking up the piano by ear, and loudly playing his records. He was a lifelong fan of the NY Giants, the NY Yankees, and auto racing, spending many nights at Shangri-La with Jimmy Jr. and Five Mile Point with Terri. Jim enjoyed his cold Genny, his chili dogs, and his many friends each Saturday at the Union Hotel. Family and friends are invited to call Friday evening, July 5, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Sedlock Funeral Home, 161 Clinton Street, Binghamton, NY. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, July 6, at 9:30 a.m., at SS. Cyril and Method Church, 148 Clinton Street, Binghamton, NY. Burial will be in Slovak Catholic Cemetery. If you wish to commemorate Jim's memory, donations can be made to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850 or The Repair my Church Fund at SS. Cyril and Method Church, 148 Clinton Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.
In tears we saw you sinking
And watched you fade away.
Our hearts were broken,
We wanted you to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful and free from pain,
How could we wish you back with us
To suffer again.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from July 4 to July 6, 2013
Sedlock Funeral Home Inc.
161 Clinton Street Binghamton, NY 13905