James M. Burton - May 31, 2014

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DELMAR – James M. Burton, 53, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014. James had lived his early years in New Baltimore. He was a 1979 R-C-S graduate and graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology in Columbus Ohio. James had been a long time employee of IBM in Poughkeepsie. He enjoyed the outdoors, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed cooking, but most of all he loved spending time with his daughter.

Survivors include his mother, Donna E. McCormick; daughter, Christine Burton; brothers, Stephen (Tracy) Burton and Donald (Judy) Burton; nephew, Cameron Burton; and his companion, Renee Woods Goldinger. James was predeceased by his father Stephen L. Burton and brother Timothy A. Burton.

Funeral services will be held 9 AM Thursday, June 5th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, New Baltimore. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM.

Contributions in memory of James may be made to the Christine Burton Education Fund, PO Box 327, Selkirk, NY 12158.