James Maddalone

Obituary of James Maddalone

James A. Maddalone

Bainbridge—James A. Maddalone, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with his family by his side.

Jim was born on August 7, 1960 in Sidney, son of the late Joseph A. and Carole (Delello) Maddalone. He graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1978. The following year, Jim began his electrician apprenticeship with Amphenol in Sidney; a career that would span nearly 40 years with the company.

On October 9, 1983, he was married to Karen Richman in Binghamton, NY.

Jim was a former member of the Sidney Fire Department for over 30 years. He loved politics and was a former member of the Bainbridge Planning Board for almost ten years, and was currently serving his second term on the Bainbridge Town Board. For 15 years, Jim was the Fire Commissioner for Bainbridge, as well as an active member of the Bainbridge Lions Club and Sportsman Club. When his children were young, Jim was active with the Cub Scouts and BG Booster Club.

Jim was a history buff and an avid deer hunter. He loved getting together with friends, watching his grandson and genuinely enjoyed helping people.

Jim will be missed by: his wife of 34 years, Karen Maddalone of Bainbridge; two sons: Matthew and Valerie Maddalone of Oneonta and Andrew Maddalone of Bainbridge; beloved grandson, Hunter Maddalone of Oneonta; brother, Kevin Maddalone of Sidney; three brothers-in-law: Gary and Judy Richman of Bainbridge, Eric and Sandy Richman of Fort Mills, SC and Peter and Nancy Richman of Bainbridge; aunts and uncles: Esther Vandermark of Oneonta, Eleanor and Lenny Beers of Norwich, Fred and Nancy Delello of Oneonta, Martha Delello of Oneonta and John Maddalone of Oneonta, as well as several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Carole Maddalone, and his father and mother-in-law, Henry and Alice Richman.

Special thanks go out to the nurses at Tri-Town Regional and everyone that has had a part in Jim's care over the past six years, and the Sidney Emergency Squad.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Sidney Fire Training Center, River St. Sidney, NY 13838.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jim's memory may be directed to the Sidney Fire Dept., 74 River St. Sidney, NY 13838 or to the Bainbridge Fire Dept. 22 West Main St. Bainbridge, NY 13733. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.