James Rhoads
James Rhoads
James Rhoads

Obituary of James J. Rhoads

James J. Rhoads, 39, of Latham, beloved husband of Tara Rhoads, joined his mother in eternal life on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy. James was taken from us while playing a round of golf with his closest friends. Born in Niskayuna, New York, he was the son of James G. Rhoads, III, the late Jody A. DeFazio Rhoads and stepson of Linda Turriglio Rhoads. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy (CBA), Class of 1999 and Schenectady County Community College. James served as Assistant Banquet Manager at Rivers Casino in Schenectady. He enjoyed golf, his family and especially his two year old light of his life daughter; Elora. In addition to his wife Tara, father Jim and stepmom Linda, James is survived by his cherished two year old daughter Elora, loving sister Julie K. Rhoads and best friend Nick Spadola. James is also survived by his paternal grandmother Shirley Valentine, several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Private Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham. (Facial coverings are required and there is a capacity limit of 50). Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (at the corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh), Troy, NY 12182 on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Per current guidelines, anyone attending must wear a facial covering (mask) and adhere to the six foot social distancing rules both inside and outside of the funeral home where there are capacity limitations as well. Interment will be held in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for an Education Fund to be established for Elora Rhoads in memory of her father, James J. Rhoads. Please use the tabs on this website to share a memory or to express your on-line condolences.
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 20, 2020
John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc.
565 Fourth Ave.
Troy, New York, United States
(518) 235-0952
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