Obituary of James R. Calhoun
James R. Calhoun passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, March 10, 2022. He was survived by his wife - Beth, three stepchildren - Nancy Buono, Robert Kopyc, Kimberly Scott, and four grandchildren. From a previous marriage, he is survived by his two daughters - Heather Rothwell and Shannon Calhoun, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as his dear cousin, Jill Carey.
Mr. Calhoun was born in Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, NY on June 15, 1944. He was a graduate of Dundee Central School, Class of 1962, the New York State Ranger School, Class of 1964 and the NYS College of Forestry, Class of 1967. He was the son of Helen Clark Calhoun and Charles Howard Calhoun.
Upon graduation, he worked for year as a Forester with the NYS Conservation Department in their Sherburne, NY office and then went on to a 43-year career with the USDA Soil Conservation Service/USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. During those years he worked in Horseheads, NY, Cooperstown, NY, Ithaca, NY, Hudson, NY and ended his career working out of the Albany area office in the Federal Building.
His main hobby interests were American History and O-gauge electric trains. He was a member of the Empire and Eastern Train Club of Schenectady. Jim enjoyed stimulating his mind through many classes in Adult Lifelong Learning through Empire State College.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Community Hospice of Saratoga for all of the wonderful care they provided.
The family will be receiving guests on Tuesday, March 15th at 9:30 a.m., with a memorial service at 10 a.m. at the Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Memorial contributions may be made to the NYS Ranger School Alumni Association, 257 Ranger School Rd., Wanakena, NY 13695.
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