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Byrnes, James H.

James H. Byrnes U.S. Army WWII
James H. Byrnes U.S. Army WWII


 
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Date of Birth: 9/8/1913
Died On: 5/27/2007 Last Residence: 10801 New Rochelle, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 546 Milton Road
Service Number: 32226760
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-84


BIOGRAPHY
 
James H. Byrnes was born in New York in 1913. In Rye his family lived at 546 Milton Road and were members of the Church of the Resurrection. James enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

During World War II, he served in the US Army and saw combat in France, for which he earned a Bronze Star for bravery.

James H. Byrnes died peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2007 at the age of 93. He was born on September 8, 1913 in Rye, NY to Edward and Mary (Kerrigan) Byrnes and lived in New Rochelle, NY for more than 65 years. Jim married Ruth Barry on November 4, 1941 in St. Gabriel's Church with whom he spent 61 loving years. Jim retired from Finast Stores where he spent his entire career. During World War II, he served in the US Army and saw combat in France, for which he earned a Bronze Star for bravery. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel's Church. Jim was delighted in spending time with his family especially his many grandchildren and one great grandchild. Jim is survived by three children, Janice Droner, Steve and his wife, Katy and Dot Bollbach and her husband, Bob. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Dorothy and her husband, Jeff, Kerry, Christine, Megyn, Katy, Melissa, Chris, Steve, Jamie, Brian and Caitlin, and one great grandchild, Evan. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruthie to whom he was selflessly dedicated and devoted during her long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Tom, Jack, Walt, Ed and George and his sisters, Jane, Helen and Georgiana. Visitation will be at LLOYD MAXCY BEAUCHAMP CHAPEL on Tuesday, May 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Gabriel's Church in New Rochelle on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 am. Interment will follow at Beechwood Cemetery.
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