James A. McDonnell
of BinghamtonJames Armour McDonnell, 88, of Binghamton, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died peacefully Friday, May 21, 2010. He was predeceased by a daughter, Isabel McDonnell. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Tyler McDonnell, Binghamton; his children, Lisa J. McDonnell, Granville, OH, Cynthia A. McDonnell and her husband, Ben Moore, Manlius, NY, Mary M. and Arne Skjold, Valderoy, Norway, James T. McDonnell and his partner, Kevin J. Sylvester, Washington, DC; his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Matthew Moore, and Jan Arne, Christoffer and Paal Skjold; his sister, Frances M. Doyer; and several nieces and nephews. Jim graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Engineering and served as a Naval Lieut. j.g. in WWII. He retired from the IBM Corporation as Senior Engineer after 38 years. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Vestal. He was also a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club and the Triple Cities Glider Club, and he enjoyed travel.
Services will be held at Vestal Hills Memorial Park on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Reverend James D. Tormey, his Pastor, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy in Jim's memory be made to CHOW, 3 Otsiningo Street, Binghamton, NY 13903, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are by the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from May 23 to May 24, 2010