Obituary of James Viscardi
May 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife: Barbara J. (Rieke) Viscardi; son, Michael Caternolo; sister, Lisa Viscardi; nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends. To light a candle of remembrance, visit: www.bartolomeo.com
James’ visitation will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2-4, 7-9 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (between Rte 390 & Long Pond Rd).
James A. Viscardi was born January 11, 1962. His parents Dominic & Marlene had two children, James & Lisa. They grew up in Gates on Elmgrove Rd.
During James’ younger years he enjoyed playing baseball & football. Once in high school James outgoing personality really started to take shape. He enjoyed throwing parties. During this time his flirtatious nature also began to take hold. He graduated from Gates Chili in 1980.
He had a meticulous eye for detail. He worked for over 20 years at Rochester Colonial as an installer. Jim remembered every single job he was ever on. He was proud of his work and it would not be uncommon for him to be driving around with family or friends and pointing out homes where he had worked.
Family was most important to Jim. He has been married to his wife, Barbara since 1998. His son Michael enjoyed playing Lacrosse & Football. Jim always looked forward to rooting for Michael on the sidelines and he rarely missed a game.
Jim was definitely handy. He could build or fix most anything. Cutting corners was not something Jim knew how to do. He overbuilt everything. When assisting his family, if the job called for two outlets he would install 5. If the normal home owner would have required one hose bib he would make sure there were three.
When Jim wasn’t working or supporting his family he did take time to slow down, but just a little bit. He collected, Hess Trucks and coins. He also looked forward to model making. He liked working on Model Cars and Model Rockets.
Down time for Jim included watching TV. He came to like Blue Bloods, Angel & Charmed. He mostly liked these shows because Barbara did. His preferred musical taste included Rock from the 80’s. He especially liked the bands Queen & Harry Chapin.
He will be fondly remembered for his social nature, talkative spirit, sense of humor, big heart, reliability, willingness to help others and his animated personality. He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him.