James ‘Jim’ Belknap Jr.
James “Jim” Belknap Jr., 46, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 5, 2018. He will be forever loved and missed by all his family and friends.
James was born on April 11, 1972, to James “Jim” Belknap Sr. and Denise Etherton in Gloversville, N.Y. He was a graduate of Johnstown H.S. Class of 1990, attended Morrisville College on a basketball scholarship, attended FMCC achieving dean’s list for computer science and had an art for contracting work. Jim had a passion for music, the outdoors and a great love for fishing.
Jimmy had a smile as big as he was tall, a sense of humor that could brighten the darkest of moods. If he loved you, you knew it when he looked at you and you definitely felt it in those great big bear hugs he gave. When with him a laugh was never scarce nor was his love. As many would say, he was a gentle giant.
He leaves behind his loving parents Denise Pollak (Joe) and James Belknap Sr. (Cindy); the love of his life, Jennifer Gombossy-Carville; his two children, Victoria Elizabeth and Joseph Ronald James; his sisters, Melissa Santa Maria (Dominic) and Sara Bennett (Larry); his brothers, Joshua (Katie), Nicholas; his stepsister, Bobbi-Jo Haverly (Michael) and stepbrother, Michael Hall (Michelle); Kyle(Sybil), Brent (Stephanie) and Eric Pollak, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
James was predeceased by both sets of grandparents, Anna Maie and Alexander Etherton and Elizabeth and Pearle Belknap, an aunt and several uncles.
A calling period will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Ehle and Barnett FFH, Llc, 15 N. William Street, Johnstown NY 12095 from 3 to 6 p.m. with a brief memorial service to follow, with the Rev. Earl Johnson to preside. An interment will be held at a future date at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Johnstown, N.Y., to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Jim’s memory to a college fund for his son, with checks being made to: Melissa Santa Maria with “College Fund” written in the memo or Donate Life America (DLA)701 East Byrd Street, 16th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219 Online condolences and service details may also be found at; www.ehleandbarnett.com.