James Byrnes

January 8, 2011
James Byrnes

James Byrnes 84, of Wilmington died Saturday, January 8, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jim was the son of the late Joseph Byrnes and Mary Rhea Leonard Byrnes of Irvington,
New York. His sister, Edythe Bastian preceded him in death.
Jim and Barbara Egan Byrnes were married over 58 years. His loving wife, Barbara
passed away on April 25, 2010.
He is survived by his children James Byrnes, Sharon Spear (Bill Spear), Shawn Adamec
(Joseph Adamec), Kathleen Canero (John Canero), and Janet Byrnes. He also has five
grandchildren: Shelby Byrnes, Eric Spear, Lauren Spear, James Canero and Carly
Canero.

Jim served in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He owned the Corner Store Luncheonette in
Irvington, New York. He had a career in sales for County Asphalt of Nyack, New York
for over 30 years.
He retired to Wilmington in 1987 and enjoyed golfing at The Cape, family gatherings and
his daily visits to Port City Java. Jim’s pride was in his family and he wanted the best for
his children and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Tarrytown, New York at Sleepy Hollow
Cemetery.

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  • January 25, 2011
    Janet Byrnes says:
    Dearest Dad, You were there for me every step of the way through my life and I will always treasure your love and wisdom the rest of my life. I know you are with Mom now and at peace. I miss you but you will live on in my heart forever. Love, Janny

  • January 13, 2011
    Sarah C says:
    I will miss you forever Mr. B.. The coffee shop will never be the same without you. I went in to work this morning and saw "your" chair empty all morning and it broke my heart to know that I'll never get to see you sitting there again. I know you missed your lovely wife way too much to stay here with us.. but I will never stop missing you. I love you Mr. B!

  • January 11, 2011
    Kathy Byrnes Canero says:
    My love for my Dad is imeasurable. He was a loving supportive dad in every aspect of my journey through life. His love was unconditional and strong. His advice and words of wisdom were right on target! He was a teacher of life and you always counted on his strength to support you. I am blessed to have some of Dad's qualities that live within me that I share with my children. We love you so much Dad and will miss you. I will miss your hugs! Please give mom a kiss for me. Until we meet again, Love Kitty

  • January 11, 2011
    Gerard Buckhout says:
    Deepest sympathy. My memories of Jim and the Corner Store will always remain with me.

  • January 15, 2011
    jeanne ryan says:
    to my friend kathy, & All the family of james byrnes; so sorry on loosing your dad especially on just loosing your mom;you are blessed to have had each other all these years & now have many good memories to share & keep.plus you have each other to be comforted & supported by.thanks to your truly loving parents.blessings to you ALL.love jean ryan