Obituaries - 07/10/2013

James “Jim” Reisinger

June 27, 2013

ROTTERDAM - James “Jim” Reisinger, 70, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born the son of the late Joseph H. and Margaret J. “Peg” Reisinger, attended Mohonasen High School and resided in Rotterdam his entire life.

Jim was an operating engineer with Local 106 and worked on several construction sites in and around the Capital District for Modern Construction Company and many others. After the construction of the former Silver Haven Nursing Home, he became maintenance supervisor and purchasing agent for the home. He was a life member of the Carman White Eagle Ambulance Squad.

Jim’s greatest love was spending time at his camp on Lake Pleasant with his family, where he enjoyed boating, his Sea-Doo and his many other toys that kept him busy just being outside. His other pride and joy was his classic 1956 Thunderbird, which he drove in the annual Village of Speculator’s 4th of July Parade for over 20 years. He was also a member of the local T-Bird Club. Jim had an uncanny ability to fix anything and the tools to do it. Not only did he help countless neighbors and friends, he also passed on his talents to many young men from the neighborhood.

He is survived by his beloved daughters, Kimberly A. (Ron) Constantino of Rotterdam and Bonnie M. Reisinger of Ballston Lake; cherished granddaughter Deanna M. Pfau; longtime companion Kathy Connelly; sister Joyce H. Fonda; nephew Mark J. (Michele) Fonda; niece Ann (Flemming) Saether; five great-nieces and nephews; and his canine companion, Dakota.

The funeral service was July 2 at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Schenectady.

Jason Thomas Barton

June 28, 2013

WELLS - Jason Thomas Barton passed away June 28, 2013 while vacationing

with his loving family in South Carolina, after a sudden illness. Jason

was born July 15, 1980 in Gloversville, NY and was the son of Guy and

Bonnie Barton (Hammer).

Jason grew up in Wells and attended Wells Central School. He graduated

from Fulton Montgomery Community College in 2001 and attended Alfred

State College.

Jason used his technical skills in a variety of positions, working as an independent contractor.

Jason was a devoted husband to Christy and loving father to his two

children, Marissa and Charlie, and stepchildren, Dylan and Laney Heaney.

If you wanted to find Jason, find one of his children – he was always

with them.

Jason loved woodworking and being the captain on his boat on Lake

Algonquin. He always had a smile and the ability to make those around

him smile and love life. He was the best friend to his brother, Tommy.

They shared many a laugh together and entertained others with Jason’s

singing and Tommy’s guitar playing.

Jason is survived by his loving wife, Christy Barton; two children,

Marissa and Charlie Barton; two stepchildren, Dylan and Laney Heaney of

Wells; his brother Thomas (Ashley) Barton of Rhode Island; Uncle Terry

Barton and Aunt Penny Raymond from Wells.

There were no viewing hours. There was celebration of Jason’s life at Wells Town Community Center Friday, July 5, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the

Jason Barton Memorial Fund at First Niagara Bank, 138 N. Comrie Ave.,

Johnstown, NY.