Committal services for James P. Hendricks of Andrews St. Massena will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday June 14, 2010 at Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg with the Lay Pastor Martha Helmer officiating. Friends and family may be received on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 2-4 and 7-9 at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena. Entombment will be in Foxwood Mausoleum in Ogdensburg. Mr. Hendricks passed away on June 9, 2010 at the St. Regis Nursing Home.
James is survived by his wife Shirley of 54 years; sons and daughters in-law, Greg and Missy, and Gary and Shannon both of Massena; daughters and sons in-law Donna and Brad Loos of Ilion, and Lori and Larry Davis of Clearwater, FL;10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one step great grandchild; brothers Russell and wife Ann of Cicero, Reginald of DeKalb Junction, Roger and wife Arlene Hendricks of Gouverneur, and Thomas and wife Ione of Austin, TX; sisters Patricia and husband Richard "Red" Roe of Gouverneur, and Mavis Hendricks of Hermon; one sister-in-law, Margaret of Gouverneur; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Hendricks and Leland; and a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Harold Aldrich.
He was born in Hermon, the son of Clyde and Elsie (McCarthy) Hendricks. He married Shirley Blair on November 26, 1955 at the First Methodist Parsonage in Gouverneur with the reverend Wood presiding. He graduated from Gouverneur High School.
James served in the U.S. Air Force serving in the Air Police during the Korean Conflict. James was a mason worker in Canton and was employed at General Motors for 31 years in the inspection department. James was a Boy Scout leader for troop 76 in Massena as an assistant leader making sure his son Greg made it to the rank of Eagle scout in 1976. He belonged to the North Country Fiddlers Association.
He was an avid lover of classic country and Blue Grass music with an extensive collection as of same. He had played guitar and sang and loved going to jam sessions with friends. He also enjoyed gardening, flowers, animals and birds. He was a good husband, dad and grandfather and enjoyed family. After retirement he and his wife enjoyed many years wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida being "snow birds" .
At the family's request memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.