James V. McHale, Sr.


James V. McHale, Sr., 79 passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at his home. Born in Archbald, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1938, he was the son of Thomas McHale, Sr. and Margaret McHale. He served in the US Army.

Jim was the owner and president of McHale Builders, Inc. He was a carpenter for Local Carpenters Union 370 for many years. After retiring, Jim worked for Munter Enterprises.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was always helping his family and friends with projects. His wife, children and grandchildren were his greatest treasures.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Thomas McHale, Jr.

Jim is survived by his wife Madeline “Midge” whom he married on September 7, 1957, their children Cathy Ruggles of Ballston Spa, Debbie McHale of Brunswick, and Jim McHale, Jr of Hagaman; grandchildren Brandon Thomas (Beth Packer), Auston Ruggles (Anne), Lance Corporal Matthew McHale, and Dylan McHale; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian burial 9:30am Tuesday, November 7 at St Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Burial with military honors will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jim to Saratoga Co Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Saratoga Co Veterans Trust and Agency Fund, 2144 Doubleday Ave, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Guest Book

Dave Martin

To my sister Midge, nieces Cathy, Debbie, and nephew Jimmy, no words can ease the pain you feel on the loss of Jim. I came across a quote that I thought might be comforting,
"Death leaves a Heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal."

Thanks for the memories JIM!

Bill Ebert

Midge,Cathy,Jimmy, Debbie - Jim was like a father, mentor, friend! Not just to me but many of us growing up, he will forever be in our thoughts, that Mchale smile is permanently etched into my mind and will be forever missed, we were all so lucky to have known him and his family. God bless him and all of you. Love Bill

Kathy Ebert

To Midge and Family : I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was the kindest and sweetest person I have ever had the pleasure to know. Always greeted you with a beautiful smile and a twinkle in his eye! Always full of joy! He will be missed by many! God Bless him and God be with you and your family always
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bob Gerasia

Jim was a great friend that I will miss. RIP until we meet again.

Debbie Martino

I am so very sorry for your loss.sending you my love and prayers.Love, Debbie

Marlene Denison

Midge, Cathy, Deb, Jim and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. May the good memories be with you forever. RIP Jim

Jeanette Lucas

The most loving and caring man I knew. I am blessed to have been in his company. Big Jim always made me feel welcome and special. My heart goes out to each of you. I know the pain that you feel, but I also know the joy that he brought to everyone he met. Remember those times and share them often. All my love

Erica F. Buckley

Rest In Peace in Heaven.

Anna M Woodruff

Dear Midge & family

My deepest sympathy.

Anna Mae

Cheri Denison

Aunt Midge, Cathy, Deb and Barnes my deepest sympathy on the sudden loss of Uncle Jim. Please hold onto all the great memories it helps to get through the tough times ahead. We had the best times growing up together on Margaret Drive living across the street we were as one extended family for sure. Love you all

Barry and Kathy

Aunt Midge, Cathy, Debbie and Jimmy;

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Jim. He will be missed, but certainly not forgotten.

So, so many memories while growing up across the street in Milton Manor. We were all like an extended family, with the two “Weird Harolds” leading the pack. We were so fortunate.

Jim, a man’s definition of a “man”, introduced us to all forms of outdoor recreation and we are thankful for that... the swimming pool, snowmobiling, camping and boating at Sacandaga, fishing, hunting...and on and on.

Thank you Uncle Jim. And give our regards to the other Harold.

Love,
Barry and Kathy

Rick, Maria and Shelby Denison

Aunt "Lucy", Cathy, Debbie and Jimmy,
So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Uncle Jim.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.

Lloyd Perrino/Billie Jo Haskell

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We hope memories give you all strength to face the days ahead.

The Family of Cookie Perrino and Bill "Juney" Haskell

Carol Sharma

To Debbie and family, I have so enjoyed hearing about your father and seeing the joy in your face and sparkle in your eye when you have told of the kind, and loving man that you have been blessed to have in your life. The hearts of your friends are sad to know of the anguish you are all feeling at his abrupt passing.

Scott & Leanne Youngkrans

Very sorry to hear of the passing of uncle Jimmy , we feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to see him this past summer while we were visiting , our deepest sympathy goes out to Aunt Midge and family . RIP

Kathleen Kalwa

So sorry for your loss. The twinkle in his eye whenever he talked about his family was priceless.

Allerdice Hardware/Milton

To the McHale family.....
Jim has always been one of our favorites......a true gentleman.....always happy, always busy, and always doing something for someone!! We are in shock at the sudden loss of a good friend....our sympathies and prayers to your family.......