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SETTLE, James T.

SETTLE - James T. November 16, 2012, after a lengthy illness, beloved partner of Donna Beimler; son of the late James Settle and Shirley Kusy; brother of Lynne Deahl and the late Donna Barrett; uncle of Duane Berg, Nolene Lambert, Danny Shank, Kelly Urban, Calvin Barrett and Lee Barrett; companion to his faithful canine buddy, Shadow. Jim was a retired electrician from the firm of LL Sidell. Following retirement, he volunteered extensively as a blood shuttle driver for the American Red Cross for over 20 years. A resident of Buffalo's West Side, Jim had created numerous yard objects including a multi-storied lighthouse complete with lighting and theme rooms inhabited by characters. He also constructed a 2 tiered showcase for holiday and specifically themed exhibits. Neighbors and many passersby enjoyed viewing these creations with awe and delight. Jim always wished to bring joy to others and ease their burdens. His giving nature achieved this. He has made an anatomical donation to the University of Buffalo and to UNYTS. No services are planned at present. Jim was a lifelong animal lover and donations may be made to the SPCA in his memory.

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