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James J. Marlinski, 75, of Jamestown, NY, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 4:35 p.m. at Westfield Memorial Hospital, Westfield, NY after a valiant battle against a serious illness.
He was born on November 17, 1946 in Buffalo, NY to the late Richard R. and Eleanor B. Pawlak Marlinski.
After high school, he received his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, NY, where he received a basketball scholarship.
Before retiring, he was a special education teacher for the North Falmouth School District in Falmouth, Massachusetts for several years. He also worked as a licensed real estate agent in the greater Buffalo area of Western, NY.
He is currently attending Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church in Chautauqua, where he sang as cantor with his wife Wendy, who is organist. In earlier years, he and Wendy were musicians at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lakewood, NY.
James will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and brother who cherished his time with his family. He loved spending time tending to his home, tending to his flower garden, and watching and feeding the birds. He was also an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
Surviving are his wife, Wendy Seastedt Marlinski, whom he married on February 17, 2007, and his children: Chantal (Rory) Cardinal of Jericho, VT, Christina (Jason Halderman) Donovan of Rochester, NY, Peter (Bekah) Donavan of Muskegon, MI , Andrew Laurita of Jamestown, seven grandchildren: Avery, Meran and Matilda Cardinal, Brohm, Eloise, Savayah and Rohen Donovan, his siblings: Thomas (Barbara) Marlinski, Patrick (Dee) Marlinski all of Lakewood, NY, Donna (Eric) Miller from Raleigh, NC, Robert (Mary Beth) Marlinski from Myrtle Beach, SC, Paul (Sue) Marlinski from Lakewood, NY, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church, Chautauqua, NY. Rev. Paul Womack, pastor, will officiate. A previous visit is ignored.
The family proposes that the Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 West Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 or the Hurlbut Memorial United Methodist Church, PO Box 33, Chautauqua NY 14722.
You can send condolences to James’ family at www.lindfuneral home.com