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February 16, 2012

James H. Pax

LOCKPORT — James H. Pax passed away on February 14, 2012 in Millard Fillmore Gates Circle, Buffalo. Born on October 24, 1937 in Buffalo, he was the son of John and Beatrice (Young) Pax.

James graduated from Buffalo State College and served in the Navy and Coast Guard and was a reservist. He worked as a sales engineer for Armco Steel. James was a Town Councilman for the Town of Grand Island from 1972 to 1991, he was then elected as the Supervisor Town of Grand Island from 1992 to 1997. He was awarded the Citizen of the Year for Government in 1986. James was also a member of the Grand Island Republican Committee, coached baseball and was very active in scouting earning his Eagle Scout and remained active as an adult. He was a member of St. Stephens Church on Grand Island where he was the head usher and took care of Catholic Charities before moving to Lockport in 2001, where he was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. James enjoyed skiing, boating, fishing, traveling, carpentry and was an avid Bills fan.

James is survived by his wife of ten years, Susan (Pless) Pax of Lockport; father of James (Karen) Pax, Jeffrey (Sherly), Jacqueline (Joseph) Valente, and Jason (Lori) Pax; step-father of Brenda Angelucci, Anita (Brian) Humphreys, and Alycia (Michael) Tomaino; grandfather of nine; brother of John (Nancy) Pax; several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Saturday from 2-5 PM and on Sunday from 2-6 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5 Saxton St., Lockport.

Visit www.pruddenandkandt.com.

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