James F. ("Jack" "Giacomo") Bandoblu, 90, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully on Monday March 4, 2013 at St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Jack was born, raised, and lived in the West End of Syracuse for most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Fitch, a naval destroyer ship. Before retirement, he worked at Presto-Lite (formerly Auto-Lite) and then Carrier Corporation. He was also a bartender at the original Twin Trees Restaurant on Avery Avenue and at Twin Trees Too on Milton Avenue.
He was a member of the Solvay Tigers A.C., for over sixty years and a communicant of St. Brigid and St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. He was a member of the Stanley B. Pennock VFW Post 2893, the DAV and the Solvay Hilltop Club. His greatest joy was to spend time with his family. He enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Saratoga Race Track, and watching the Fox News network as well. He was also a die-hard Yankees fan and watched nearly every game.
A special thank you goes out to his home health care providers, the staff of St. Camillus (B-Unit) and the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Gertrude Bandoblu, sisters, Florence (Charles) Romansky and Carmella Bandoblu.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Theresa (Lizzi) Bandoblu; his two sons, John (Nancy) Bandoblu, James M. (Dee) Bandoblu, of Syracuse, his daughter, Jacqueline (Thomas) Trytek, of Marcellus, his grandchildren, Audra (Jeff) MacCollum, Jennifer (Stephen) Knohl, James M., Jr. (Shannon) Bandoblu., Michael Bandoblu, Emily Trytek, Caroline Trytek, and Thomas Trytek; and his great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Zachary MacCollum, Connor and Caitlyn Knohl, and Giacomo Bandoblu. Also surviving are his brother, Michael (Grace) Bandoblu, a brother-in-law, David W. Lizzi, two sisters-in-law, Mary Lizzi and Rosemary (Louis) Letizia, daughter-in-law, Karen Bandoblu and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, March 8, at 9:15 am in BAGOZZI TWINS FUNERAL HOME, and at 10 am in St. Brigid and St. Joseph Church, where a Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Warners. Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 pm Thursday at BAGOZZI TWINS FUNERAL HOME, 2601 Milton Ave, Solvay, New York.
Contributions may be made to St. Brigid and St. Joseph Church, 318 Herkimer St. Syracuse, NY 13204.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bagozzitwins.com.