James Dwyer

James F. Dwyer

1929 - 2020

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PORT EWEN - James F. Dwyer, age 91, died June 11, 2020. He was born on May 13, 1929 to James A. and Mary Falvey Dwyer in Kingston, NY, where he lived the majority of his life. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth B. Dwyer; his children, Joan A. Dwyer, James J. (Anna) Dwyer and John D. (Ruth) Dwyer; his grandchildren, Leila, Ivan, Max and Moly; his siblings, Elizabeth D. Ryan, Peggy Abernathy and Anne Dwyer; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne E. Dwyer and siblings, Rosemary Gruner and Peter Dwyer. He earned a B.A. from the University of Denver, an M.B.A. from NYU and was a graduate of Stonier School of Banking. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Minneapolis, MN, where he met his devoted wife, Elizabeth C. Bodmann. His career in banking included serving as president of Rondout National Bank from 1970 to 1983, as well as Champlain National Bank and Coxsackie National Bank, before retiring. He had been active with the D&H Canal Museum, Elder Hostel, Esopus Library, Kingston Lions Club and Twaalfskill and Wiltwyck Golf Clubs. As a lifelong skier and golfer, he enjoyed sharing these activities with family and friends. Jim was a loving, devoted and very patient father, who will live forever in our hearts. A wake will be held Wednesday, June 17th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 261 Broadway, Kingston, NY. In the interest of public safety and in keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, guests will be limited to 10 at a time and masks are required at all times. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church on June 18th, followed by interment in Montrepose Cemetery will be for the immediate family. Expressions of sympathy for Jim’s family may be left by visiting www.henryjbruckfuneralhome.com
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home
261 Broadway
Kingston, New York, United States
845 331-0370


In the interest of Public Safety, and in keeping with COVID-19 guidelines, everyone is required to wear a mask and keep a social distancing of 6 feet during the Wake Service. Thank you!