James F. "Jim" Read

Jim Read, 64, of Syracuse, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at home. Jim worked most of his life as a private contractor, and had a special talent for masonry and stone work. He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan, and participated in recreational softball leagues for many summers. Jim was a yearly participant in the annual MS walk in support of his brother Frank.

He is survived by his son, James, Jr.; daughter, Amanda Pirog; granddaughter, Lexi; sisters, Carol, Kate Mastronardi, Mary and Michele Hall; brother, Michael; as well as brother Frank, who is recently deceased. Jim also leaves several nieces and nephews; as well as great nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 21, at 11:00 AM, at Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee Street, DeWitt, preceded by visiting hours from 9:30 -11:00 at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, 1654 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, N Y 13204

Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.