Jim was born in Fulton to the late Ilario and Rose (Christopher) Arcadi. He has remained a life-time resident of Fulton.
He was a U.S. WWII Veteran having served in the Navy from 1942-1945.
Jim was a millwright machinist at Dilts and Black Clawson in Fulton, retiring after 41 years of service.
He was a past communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto and Holy Family Church, Fulton.
Jim loved playing cards and taught all of his grandchildren how to play Cribbage.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing well into his eighties; as well as, his 3 PM beer and shot of ginger brandy for medicinal purposes.
Jim was a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to his friends and family.
He was pre-deceased by his wife of 60 years Mary (Marturano) Arcadi in 2008 and their daughter Karen Arcadi Osborne in 1974 and his four brothers and one sister.
Mr. Arcadi is survived by his children: Theresa (George Roberts) Coppage of Clay, James L. Arcadi of FL, and Sandra (Daniel) Attwood of Oswego, 7 grandchildren: Andrew, Rachel, Sarah, Christina, Lacey, Jordan, Austin, 2 great granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. 2nd St. S., Fulton with Rev. Guy Baccaro officiating.
Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours will be conducted 4:00 to 6:00 PM Monday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of James Arcadi to the Syracuse VA Recreation Therapy Dept. 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse NY 13210.