Date of Birth September 13, 1955
Date Deceased August 21, 2022
Hometown Pulteney
Home State N.Y.
Service Date August 27, 2022
Service Time 1:00 p.m.
Service Location Harmonyville Venue, Prattsburgh

James R. Pizura

September 13, 1955 – August 21, 2022

PULTENEY – James R. Pizura, 66 years old of Pulteney, NY passed away peacefully Sunday (August 21, 2022) with his family by his bedside.

Jim was born September 13, 1955, in Bath, NY to the late John and Mary Pizura. He graduated from Hammondsport Central School, class of 1973, where he later attended Alfred State & Corning Community College studying electrical engineering. He later returned to the family-owned vineyard operation, which he has managed to date. Jim has had many accomplishments and organizations he participated in over his lifetime but truly, his greatest accomplishment he would say is his family. As he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Bette Pizura, daughters Amie (Trevor) Coots, Katie (Michael) Giaconia, most recent addition-granddaughter Hanna James Coots, his brother David (Sheila) Pizura, and his noble pooch Boe. He is predeceased by his parents John & Mary Pizura, along with many other aunts and uncles.

In April of 2021, Jim was struck with a troubling diagnosis of stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer. Jim had an army of support standing behind him as he received treatment over the last 17 months. As he would call those 17 months his, “extended time.” He found this saying of what cancer cannot do guide him as… it cannot take away your faith, shatter your hope, or lessen your love. It cannot destroy friendship, invade the soul or take away eternal life. It cannot conquer your spirit. On behalf of Jim and our family, we would like to thank those who helped him through this journey that started out with an amazing Interventional Radiologist of the University of Rochester, The Interlakes Oncology & Hematology Team, University of Rochester Radiation Oncologist, as well as his Palliative Care Provider.

For those who were blessed to have known “Jimmy P,” knew he was one-of-a-kind man who had a heart of gold. He was always willing to lend a helping hand or an ear to listen. He had words of wisdom that will be greatly missed by all and a void that truly cannot be filled.

A celebration of Jim’s Life will take place on Saturday (August 27, 2022) from 1-4 pm at Harmonyville Venue, 8884 Parker Hill Road Prattsburgh, NY 14873. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make gifts made to a scholarship created in Jim’s honor, to give back to those children who have been affected or lost a parent to cancer.

The Bishop & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport, is honored to assist Jim’s family with the arrangements.

Online remembrance or condolences of Jim are welcome in the comments section below or on the Facebook Page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home.

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5 Responses

  1. Pulteney has lost a true friend. Jimmy was a great person to know. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to all of his family and friends.

  2. Bette and family. I am so sorry to hear about Jim. My deepest condolences to you all. RIP Elaine Letourneau

  3. Truly one of the greatest men I have interacted with in my lifetime. Not only was Jim compassionate, highly intelligent and a great friend, he was incredibly humble. I can remember him helping me through our home remodel and when I was stuck on an issue, Jim was a text away. No matter how busy he was, he always had time for us. Issues that I could not figure out, Jim would say “oh just change this and you will be fine”. He would smile when I made the change and it worked and would say “have a nice day” as he walked out the door.

    Although not blood related, Leslie and I have lost family….and the world has lost one of the greatest men to ever walk the planet.

    Thanks “Jimmy P” for all the laughs, memories, friendship and help along the way….Rest in peace buddy.

  4. We were so shocked to learn of Jim’s passing! We have not seen you for a few years and did not realize he was ill. We are so sorry for your loss and know he will be missed by you and many others.

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