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.