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1955 James 2021

James Wisher

August 1, 1955 — July 7, 2021

James "Jim" M Wisher of Jay, NY passed away peacefully at his home on July 6, 2021. Jim was born in Troy, NY on August 1, 1955 to the late Harold and Dolores Wisher. On July 24, 2004, he married Koleen Otis.

Jim graduated from Au Sable Valley Central School in 1974. He worked at Au Sable Valley Central bus garage as a mechanic/bus driver. He later joined the NYS Department of Corrections where he proudly served for 27 years, retiring in 2010.

Jim is survived by his children, James E Wisher, Kaleb K Wisher, and Keegan M Wisher, as well as his grandson Beau Thomas Smith. Also surviving are his sisters Patricia (Jim "Shu") Shufelt, Janet Wisher, Ruth Wisher, Mary Conrad, and Phyllis Wisher; his brother, Paul Wisher (Deb Green); as well as many nieces/nephews, including his special nephew, Eric Wisher. Jim was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn Mehen and his brother, Jack Wisher.

There will be a private celebration of life by family in the near future.

Arrangements were entrusted to Zaumetzer Funeral Home.

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