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Obituary for James E. "Jim" Burgess

Rochester: James, known affectionately as Jim to his family and friends passed away on Wednesday, September 27th at the age of 86 surrounded by his loved ones. Born in Rochester, NY Jim joined the Marines and was a veteran of the Korean War. Following his military service, Jim pursued a successful career as a lieutenant in the Rochester City Fire Department where he dedicated himself wholeheartedly for his entire professional career.

Beyond his professional achievements Jim's true passion was his family. Jim was a devoted husband to his wife, Jan of 65 years as well as a loving father to his children, Dave (Amy) Burgess, Doug Burgess and Patty (Joe) Augeri. Jim was especially fond of his grandchildren, Amanda (AJ), Andrea (Sean), Jessica, Taylor (Sam), Sam, Rebecca (Aaron) and Samantha as well as 5 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are welcome to join in celebrating Jim's life on Friday, October 6th from 4-7pm at the Profetta Funeral Chapel 1650 Empire Blvd. where a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 7th at 10am. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Victor. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Honor Flight Rochester Inc. P.O.Box 23581 Rochester, NY 14692.