Obituary for James Chaskey
James “Jimmy” P. Chaskey, 53, of Chazy, NY, passed away suddenly on July 5, 2012 at his home in Chazy, NY after a long illness. He was born in Plattsburgh, NY on May 2, 1959 the son of Harold and Margaret "Peg" (McGaulley) Chaskey.
Jim graduated from Mount Assumption Institute in 1977, he then graduated from Clinton Community College with a degree in Accounting. Jim worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for over thirty years as a Production Foreman and sometimes known as the unofficial Vice President for Morale. He always had a quick wit, a good joke and the glint of the mischief in his eye. Jim was a sports enthusiast (Go Irish!) and supporting a variety of local sporting events, especially his son’s soccer team (Go Chazy). He liked year round hiking and camping, water-skiing, snow skiing and time at the lake. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Jim had a huge family as he considered all of his friends family. He took great pleasure in supporting his sons grow into the fine young men. While those of us left behind will greatly miss him, we can all rest assured that when we join Jim in the here after, he will greet us with a “How Ya Doin’” assure us that things are “Just Peachy” and he will have done all the necessary maintenance that needed to get done. We will also forever be reminded that paper towels are for show not to be used, put everything next to the refrigerator so you only have to open the door once to save electricity and plastic bags can be washed out and reused many times.
Jim was predeceased by his parents and a brother Michael “Mick” Chaskey.
He is survived by his two sons; Chase Chaskey and his wife Erin of Albany, NY and Cole Chaskey of Chazy, three brothers; John Chaskey and his wife Diane of Burden Lake, NY, Thomas Chaskey and his companion Terry Caron of Plattsburgh, Dr. Harold “Skip” Chaskey and his wife Erin of Plattsburgh, NY and a sister Patricia Holcomb and her husband Richard of Plattsburgh, NY, his nieces and nephews; Caitlyn, Taylor, Nathan, Kimberly and her husband Jamie, Josh, Carter, Conor, Evyan, Elizabeth, Declan, Liam, Rachel and Colleen, three great nieces and nephews; Madden, Sylvia and Zachary.
Calling Hours will be held on Sunday July 8, 2012 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday July 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Church in Plattsburgh.
Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, The Chazy Athletic Association or an education trust for his son Cole Chaskey, C/O Brown Funeral Home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, (518) 561-3980
Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.