Seneca Falls – James N. Wilkinson, 78, of Middle Black Brook Road, Town of Tyre, NY, passed away, unexpectedly, on Friday (January 10) at his residence.
Family & friends may call at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, on Friday (January 17) from 4 PM to 7 PM. Jim’s funeral service will be held on Saturday (January 18) at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Church, Center St. Waterloo, NY with Rev. Michael Merritt, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Jim was born in Buffalo, NY on October 13, 1941 the son of the late Joseph & Jeanette (Lowry) Wilkinson. He was a graduate of the New York State Police Academy, graduating in 1965. He served as a New York State Trooper from 1965 until his retirement in 1979. During his tenure as a state trooper he had spent time as an undercover narcotics officer. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Waterloo, NY. Jim was a loving father and an adoring husband of Diane for 59 years. He was an accomplished outdoorsman and a talented taxidermist and wild-life wood-carver.
He is survived by his wife, Diane (Kratzke) Wilkinson of the Town of Tyre, NY whom he married on July 1, 1961.
1 daughter – Mary Jane (Louis) Ellison – Waterloo, NY
2 sons – Michael (Starr) Wilkinson– Fayette, NY
James (Joan) Wilkinson – Town of Tyre, NY
5 grandchildren – Desiree (Michael) Osterhout, Amber (Benjamin) Martin, Fawn (Mario) Telarico, James & Jordyn Wilkinson.
6 great grandchildren – Alexis, Courtney, Ryker, Chase, Izabelle, & Oliver.
Several nieces & nephews
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Wilkinson.
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