James Roderick West

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James Roderick West

May 30, 1947 - August 01, 2018

James Roderick West James Roderick West, 71, of Macey Lane in Plattsburgh, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Plattsburgh on May 30, 1947, son of the late Michael and Thelma (Stringer) West.
He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, 1966 to 1970. He received the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal with One Bronze Star, and the National Defense Service Medal. He worked at Diamond International here in Plattsburgh, Asarco Copper mines, and retired from Davis Monthan Air Force Base as a civilian Electrician. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 125 in Plattsburgh as Junior Vice and also a member of The American Legion 1619 in West Plattsburgh, and The Plattsburgh Moose Lodge.
He is leaving behind his sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Donald Gadway of Arizona, a nephew and his wife, James and Pily Gadway, two great-nephews, Zachary and Jacob Gadway of Arizona. He also leaves behind a loving companion and caregiver, Joan Reyell and some great friends. He is predeceased by his brother, Harland "Hal" West, his wife, Elizabeth Rollier West, and his son, Michael West.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service with military honors will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. A memorial service will also be held 2 p.m., Sept. 15, 2018, at VFW Post 125 on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on August 4, 2018
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