James P. Troy, aka "Silly Jim", 85, died May 18th at home, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Sharpsville, PA. After high school, he served 3 years in the Army and then began a career in retail. Jim was the owner of Carman Paint & Hardware in Rotterdam for 35 years. During those years, you could often find one of his four children working alongside him at the store.
Jim was an avid golfer and member of the Golden Putters Golf League. For his 80th birthday he fulfilled a long-standing dream, by traveling to Scotland with his sons and brother-in-law, to play the Old Course at St. Andrews. A longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Schenectady; Jim held several leadership positions as chair of Trustees from 1988-1999 and chair of Church Council.
Jim leaves his wife of 58 years, Elaine, his daughter Jill (Doug), son Craig (Christine), daughter Erin (Joe) and son Doug (Miranda); 8 grandchildren, Morgan, Adrien, Celisse, Jack, Parker, Sophia, Maiya, Elizabeth and several cherished nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are entrusted to Daly Funeral Home. At the request of the deceased there will be no calling hours. Burial will be at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
A donation in Jim's memory may be made to First United Methodist Church, 603 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305.»(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)
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