Wednesday, May 13, 2020

James “Jim” Michel, 76, of Clay passed away Wednesday May 13, 2020 at the VA Medical Center. Jim was born in Syracuse on November 4, 1943. He retired several years ago from the U.S. Postal Service. He devoted himself to helping others throughout his life putting aside his own safety. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He also served as a firefighter, EMT, and Fire Police for Moyers Corners Fire Department for many years. In addition, Jim worked with the Onondaga County Volunteer Firefighters’ Underwater Search and Recovery Team, and was a Red Cross certified sailing instructor. Jim enjoyed boating, hunting, skiing, and reading.

-Excerpt taken from Newcomer Funeral Home Obituary

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