James M. Pappalau

James M. Pappalau 50, of Ballston Spa, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, surrounded by his loving family and his beloved cats, Minnie and Smokey. Born in Schenectady, August 27, 1961, he was the son of the late George and Sylvia “Sally” Pappalau.

Jim owned and operated JSR Enterprise in Ballston Spa. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and Nascar. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Jim is survived by his wife of 21 years, Carole Pappalau, his children Ryan (16), Samantha (17) and Jesse (27), his brothers and sisters, Sharon Raffan (Ernie) of Duanesburg, Linda Younts (David) of Goldsboro, NC, Karen Reith (Frank) of Albany, Kenneth Pappalau (Patricia) of Schenectady, Steven Pappalau (Lynn) of Schenectady, and Deborah Schecter (David) of Valatie, Auntie Bev Bouchard (Dan) of Troy, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jimmy’s life 1pm Sunday, March 25 at the family home on 100 Finley Road, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for his children, c/o the First Niagara Bank.

Guest Book

Lou & Nancy Borini

We just heard that Jim passed away and we are so sorry. He started doing our sprinkler work 8 years ago and I would never even consider using anyone else. He was honest, hardworking and so helpful. We enjoyed seeing him a couple times a year and he always talked about his family. Our Sincere Condolences, The Borini Family

Bonnie Bates

Carol, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's untimely passing. Know that I am thinking of you and your children. Call anytime if you need anything. Bonnie

Tina Panasuk-Bagley

Caroline, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You know where we are at if you need anything. Love Tina Bagley and family


Jimmy, You were the light of my life. I hope you always remember that. Save me a place next to you until we meet up again. Spread your wings over us and protect us as long as we shall live. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU so very much, and thank you for the 21 years of marriage we had together and our 2 beautiful children that you gave me. You are the greatest husband,friend, and father anyone could wish for. Thanks for everything Jimmy