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David Samuel James III


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David Samuel James III Obituary
James, David Samuel III LOUDONVILLE David Samuel James III, 79 of Loudonville, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Born in Wilmington, Del. on October 12, 1938, he was the son of the late David Samuel II and Margaret (Golden) James. David grew up in Queens and has been a resident of Colonie since 1962. He was a graduate of St. John's University in Queens with a degree in business administration and received a master's degree in psychology from Russell Sage and a master's in business administration from Siena College. He was married to the former Lillian Troll on June 11, 1960, and they shared 58 years of love and devotion prior to his passing. David was the former president and owner of Rensselaer Honda in Troy for over 40 years. In his earlier years, he was a C.P.A. at Peat-Marwick & Mitchell in New York City. He taught accounting at Siena College for several years in both the undergraduate and master's program. He was a member of the Dominican Sisters, the Roman Catholic Diocesan School Board and Family Life. He was the former area chair of the Upstate Order of Malta, chair of The Marriage Jubilee for 25 years and chair of the Marriage Retorno. David was a communicant of St. Pius X Church where he served as lector and eucharistic minister. He was also a eucharistic minister at Memorial Hospital and lay chaplain at Samaritan and St. Peter's Hospital. Davis was also a member of the Wolferts Roost Country Club for many years. In addition to his beloved wife Lillian, he is survived by his loving children, Andrew James of Ballston Spa, Laura (Walter) Lalak of Clifton Park, Lisa (Ron) Benanto of Ballston Spa and Matthew (Shannon) James of Clifton Park; as well as his 12 cherished grandchildren, Lauren James, Nathan James, Blake Race, Shane (Ja) Race, Dana Race, Alex Lalak, Casey Lalak, Brandon Benanto, Katie Benanto, Jack James, Margaret James and Sean James. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Sunday, September 16, from 3-7 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville. David's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 17, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, Loudonville with Father Michael Farano officiating. Interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in David's memory to AAMDS for research, 4330 East West Highway, Suite 230, Bethesda, MD, 20814 or donate blood at your local Red Cross For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit dufresneandcavanaugh.com
Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2018
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