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James H Saxby, 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born and raised in Schenectady and was the son of the late Harry Saxby and Pearl Duchane Saxby. He was the devoted husband of 61 years to Lucille Terrenzio Saxby. Jim graduated from Mount Pleasant High School, class of 1957, where he was a tri-sport star athlete excelling in football, wrestling and track team as a shot-putter. He was an avid hunter and lifelong fisherman while rooting on his Cleveland Browns and former Brooklyn Dodgers. Jim began his career as a meat cutter working for Grand Union, followed by owning Friendly’s Market, and subsequently working for Price Chopper and Hannaford. He was a past president of Speigletown Fire Department.
In addition to his loving wife Lucille, Jim is survived by his two sons Mark (Wendy Fioravanti) Saxby of Colonie and Robert (Deborah) Saxby of Waterford, his grandchildren Evan Saxby and Connor Saxby, his step-grandchildren Jon (Ashley) Perreault, Joanna (Robert) West, Isabella Anziano and Salvatore Anziano, his sister Roberta (Jack) Koretnicki of Rotterdam, his brother-in-law David (Mary Lou) Terrenzio of Niskayuna, as well as several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his mother, father and sister-in-law Julie (the late Wayne) Leece.
Family and friends are invited and may call between 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Monday, February 8, 2021 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home 8 109th Street, Troy, NY 12182. A prayer service will follow at 3:00 pm with Deacon Chuck Wojton officiating. Burial will be private.
Please note that social distancing, masks and occupancy limitations in the funeral home are required. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim may be made to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144. https://www.communityhospice.org/donate For online condolences please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Mark,Sorry for your loss.
William Deegan Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM
Mark and Family,I am sorry to hear of your Dads passing.Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Ogden Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM
Jim was great guy and the most fun guy I have ever worked with at The Grand Union and Hannaford. He was so very proud of his sons and grandchildren.
Jerry Forenzo Feb 8 2021 12:00 AM
Lucy, Bobbie and families - so sad for our cousin Jimmy's illness and passing. I remember him always making us laugh.May your fun memories help you in your grief. God Bless, Mike and Lee
Lee Roy Feb 7 2021 12:00 AM
We are so sorry to hear about cousin Jimmys passing. We have such fun memories of our time at camp.. good times!!! Sending Love and prayers to all. We are in SC but, our thoughts will be with you. Linda, Chris and Sandi
Linda Mabee Feb 6 2021 12:00 AM
Dear Lucy, Rob and Mark, Please know that you are all in our hearts and we sending you our prayers and our deepest condolences. With love, Mac and KathyKathy McNamara
Kathy McNamara Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
The Saxby Family will always be a loving memory of our childhood on Hembold Drive. May Jim a.k.a. "the godfather" rest in peace.Prayers and Blessings.The Mandarano Family
Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM