Obituary of James Calpin Jr.
James Patrick Calpin Jr., passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Scranton, PA on December 16, 1944, he was the son to the late, James Patrick Calpin Sr., and Dorothy Brecht Calpin. Jim was a graduate of the University of Scranton. A local resident of Poughkeepsie since 1983, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Lynn Walsh, in Scranton, PA, and just celebrate 52 years of marriage. Jim worked as a General Manager at Sears Corporation for 37 years until his retirement in 2001. He was a volunteer for the small business bureau, SCORE, and volunteered at the Vanderbilt Mansion Gardens. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was a member of the EPIC investment club. Jim was an avid golfer, skier, and gardener. He also loved to travel with his wife and friends around the globe with visits to Europe, Russia, Africa, and Australia. Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather to a loving family and absolutely cherished his time with his grandchildren.
In addition to Lynn, Jim is survived by his daughter, Pam Ivers and her daughter, Lauren, of Pleasant Valley, NY; his son, Jim Calpin III and his wife, Audrey and their children, Leah, Colleen and Patrick, of Manhasset, NY; and his daughter, Christine Souto and her husband, Andrew, and children, Kiernan and Shea, of Rockville Centre, NY.
Calling hours will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 1pm to 4pm at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Funeral services will take place Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10am at St. Martin de Porres Church, Poughkeepsie, NY. For directions or to leave an online condolence please visit www.doylefuneralhome.com. At the direction of the family, any donations would be appreciated to St. Jude’s Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/give.html.