James Samberg

James Paul Samberg

Wednesday, February 6th, 1935 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Irondequoit: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the age of 85. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Martha Samberg; wife, Barbara P. Samberg; son, Michael P. McDonald. Survived by his children, Martha Smith, Mark (Jacqueline) McDonald of GA, Margo McDonald and Meghan McDonald (Scott Boone); 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl L. Samberg; sister, Suzanne (Ronald) Marmol; sister-in-law, Donna Warner; several nieces and nephews; and special friend of the family, Bonnie Jones.

James was born in 1935 in Detroit, MI where he attended Precious Blood Catholic School and Catholic Central High School. He went on to graduate from St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto with a degree in Theology and Writing. He taught for a year at his alma mater, Catholic Central HS and then at Aquinas Institute
(English and History). In 1983 James worked at Batavia Downs as Director of Publicity and eventually retiring as Vice President of Operations in 1998. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who loved life and will be missed by all.

A Memorial Mass at St. Ann's Home will be scheduled at a later date due to the current situation. Interment at Holy Sepulchre was held privately. Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or to the Sisters of Mercy.
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    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery


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Judy Davies

Posted at 04:36pm
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of our old friend. Jim was a wonderful and kind gentleman and we were blessed to have been able to spend some very happy times with him and Barb. Our love goes to his girls who have taken such good care of him. Don and Judy Davies

John Pinsonneault

Posted at 05:41pm
To Carl and family. Jim was a life long favorite. Memorable visits at the Michigan cottage. He has always been on my heart. Peace

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