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James W. Isaacs

August 16, 1940 ~ January 13, 2020 (age 79)

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James W. Isaacs, 79, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on January 13, 2020.  Born on August 16, 1940 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late George R. And Elizabeth (Taylor) Isaacs.  On May 20, 1972, Jim, as he was known, married the former Bonnie Dennis. 

Jim was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY, attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. He proudly served in the United States Air Force, from September 14, 1959 until his honorable discharge and terminal date of reserve obligation, on September 13, 1965.  Jim retired from National Fuel Gas, where he was employed as a sub-foreman.  He was communicant of St. Mary of the Cataract Church and enjoyed bowling, playing poker and animals.  Jim was a fan of horse racing, OTB and Elvis.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, Jim is survived by a daughter, Christine (Thomas) Spence; grandchildren, Shannon and Patrick James Spence; brother, William (Susan) Isaacs and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a brother, George R. (late Elizabeth) Isaacs.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, January 17th at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating.  Prayers of committal and interment will follow in Riverdale Cemetery, concluding with Air Force Military Honors. Family and friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to Save-A-Pet of Niagara County.  Arrangements are under the direction of Michael R. Goodlander.  To share condolences, visit GOODLANDERCARES.com


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January 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Otto Redanz Funeral Home
2215 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Funeral Service
January 17, 2020

10:00 AM
Otto Redanz Funeral Home
2215 Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304


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