James Philip Serio passed away on March 5th, 2022 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim, as he preferred to be called was 65 years young. Jim and his surviving wife Merry Depew-Serio loved one another for 36 years.
Jim is also survived by his daughter Jessica and grand daughter Mattie who reside in Germany, sister Phyllis (John) Williams, nephews John and Justin, as well as a niece Stephanie. In laws Sidney Depew Sr., Tina (Kevin) Tears and nephew Aaron.
Jim enlisted in the Army after graduating from Greece Arcadia in 1974. Jim served 5 years in Germany (1974-1979). Upon his return to the states, Jim attended RIT to further his education and made a career as a machinist. Jim and a lifelong friend, Martin Patterson built a hunting cabin in the early 80’s. The two enjoyed the outdoors and hunting for a number of Years.
Jim officially relocated to the area after meeting his wife, Merry. Merry and Jim made. Their home in Penn Yan area for the past 36 years. Jim always had a spaniel dog by his side. Most recently, a sweet girl Maggie. Jim’s other passions included not only hunting, but BMW Motorcycles, “sweets” of most kinds, and time at his cabin in the woods.
Jim was predeceased by his father, Philip Serio, mother Arlene (Schiffer) Stalcoskie, a Sister Elaine Lofink, mother in law Nancy (Joan) Depew, and brother in law Sidney (Buddy) Depew.
Jim has requested that a celebration of life, gathering of friends and loved ones, take place at the Armstrong Road property he and Merry loved, and spent a great deal of time. Date to be determined.
He was the best.Always there for everyone-kind and loving!We will miss you dear man.
Very sorry to hear about Jim. We were nextdoor neighbors on Oakbriar Dr. Both of us are Big BMW Motorcycle enthusiasts.
I would like to be informed about any gatherings for Jim in the future.
Merry please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Jim. Although we haven’t spoken in quite a while. Jim and you have always been in our thoughts. Jim left a lasting impression on us and we were thankful to know him and very thankful for all he did for us. I truly respected Jim as a Man and a machinist and I have missed his company since we last departed…..I have wanted to call him and now he is taken the high road and I hope to ride with him again in The Lords Realm. I hope that all the memories of Jim will help with your pain of losing him and may God Bless You, His Daughter and Grandbaby. I remember the day he came in the shop to tell me he had a daughter he never knew about and we talked about it for quite a bit, he was unsure about being a Father but I could see the love in the man then and after you all met I could see all the pride he had for you and her and the time spent together even if it was brief….I hope he spent more time together in the last bit of time he was on the Earth…..Jim you left too soon and I will miss you Brother.
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I worked with him at Gould’s Pumps. I road a Harley and remember how he loved his BMW with side car. Remember seeing him at the Valley Inn. God bless.