JAMES T. BYRNE
BYRNE--James T., Jr., 73, died October 29, 2012. Born May 4, 1939 in Queens, NY. Graduated from Adelphi College, 1961 and Brooklyn Law School, 1964. Joined Bankers Trust in 1967, retired 2001. Served as an advisor to Deutsche Bank Americas and then was a member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Christopher and his wife and daughter, Heidi and Hattie, daughter-in-law Sally Hostetler wife of Craig (deceased 2010) and their children Amos, Isabella and Augustus. Services will be handled by Fairchild Sons Funeral Home in Garden City, New York.

Published by New York Times on Oct. 31, 2012.
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Jim was one of the very first people I met at Adelphi. I was a freshman, and he was a senior, and we were both in M. Boon's French class. He sat right behind me. I served with him as a trustee at Adelphi for almost two decades. Carolyn and I served the Adelphi Alumni Association in a variety of capacities. Jim was one of a kind -- smart, ethical, dedicated, a gentleman and a gentle man. I was privileged to consider him a friend (and, I hope, be considered by him as a friend) for more than 50 years. Jim's was a life well lived.
Dorothy Habben
November 8, 2012
Even though it has been years since we last spoke, I still always considered Jimmy and Carole friends.Jimmy, Carole Barbara and I went to college together. He and Carole were the golden couple--leaders of the class and in the truest sense they personified class.He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jeff & Barbara Schwab
November 6, 2012
Jim was a classmate at St. Mary Gate of Heaven school. A young man I was always fond of, then he worked with my Dad at Bankers Trust for many years.
You have transitioned to a New World, fly high my friend.
Margaret Biscay Fields
November 3, 2012
Jim was the first person I worked with at Bankers Trust (how lucky I was) and someone I will never forget for all he did for me and others. A true gentleman and scholar who will be missed so very much!!
Joan Stagg
November 1, 2012
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
Monica Vecchio
November 1, 2012
Jim was a mentor and a friend. He was always available to share his wisdom and vision. We knew each other originally through Bankers Trust and I was always amazed that he took his valuable time to guide me - I so enjoyed our lunches together. My deepest sympathy for Carolyn and his family. A candle has truly gone out in the world.
Jeanie Knigin
October 31, 2012
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