Obituary of James W. Bashford
ALBANY - James W. Bashford, 73, of Albany, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at St Peter's Hospice Inn.
James was born in Troy, New York, the son of the late Warren and Ruth (Lee) Bashford. He was also the stepson of the late Ruth (Dempsey) Bashford.
He served in the Navy from 1963 to 1967 during the Vietnam war. He retired from Amtrak after 20 years as an electrician and a member of IBEW.
Survivors include his wife, Judith A. (Sadynica) Bashford, sons Wayne (Susan) Bashford, son Glenn Bashford, granddaughters Carly Bashford and Rachel Bashford , brothers Kenneth Bashford and Paul Bashford.
He was predeceased by his sister, Judi Moore.
Jim enjoyed all aspects of life to the fullest. Jim and Judi loved to travel and see the country, especially anywhere near the beach. Their favorite times were spent in the Caribbean Islands and New Smyrna Beach Florida. They travelled from coast to coast seeing all there was to see. Jim was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting all casinos, especially in Las Vegas. As "Papa", nothing brought a bigger smile to his face than seeing his Empress (Carly) and his Princess (Rachel) walk in the door. He was married to Judi for 53 years and they raised two amazing sons together. He was the ultimate family man. To Bill Daniels, you were the greatest best friend he could have ever asked for. The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses and aids of Community Home Care Hospice and the Hospice Inn at St Peters Hospital. Their help and compassion can't be measured.
Relatives and Friends may call Thursday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc., 165 Columbia Tpk in Rensselaer. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in James’s name to Community Hospice 310 So. Manning Blvd Albany NY 12208 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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