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
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
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