He is survived by his loving wife Gwen Schonnop of 55 years and a daughter Dawn Sills, a brother John (nicknamed Jack) McBurney of Florida and grandsons Wayne Sills (Tracey), Darrell Sills, 5 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. James was predeceased by his sister, Anita Wheeler.
Services are private. James will be laid to rest in Oakwood Mausoleum in Syracuse, NY.
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