The passing of Jim Whalen

Jim, just last summer at the PB Mile

Such sad news about long time Taconic Jim Whelan.  Here is the notice from the funeral home:

James Whalen 76, of Ossining, NY passed away on March 14, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born in Auburn, NY, Jim graduated from high school and enlisted in the Army. He was sent to the Philippines and had an honorable discharge. Jim later relocated to Ossining, NY to work as a NYS parole officer at Sing Sing Prison. He met his wife Mary Sellazzo-Whalen while stationed in Ossining. He leaves behind his daughter, Bridget, son-in-law, Daniel and grandchildren Claire and Christopher James. He also leaves behind his nephews Bernie, Frank, Mike and Tavis Whalen amongst numerous loved ones. Jim was an avid runner, member of Taconic Road Runners and ran numerous marathons, including the Dublin, Boston and New York City Marathons. Reposing, Leach & Thomas Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-9 PM. Funeral Mass, St. Augustine Church, Ossining, NY on Wednesday 10 AM. Interment, St. Augustine Cemetery, Ossining, NY to follow.

LEACH & THOMAS FUNERAL HOME

45 S. Highland Ave

Ossining, New York 10562

914-941-0840

Tom Maile wrote:
 
Members who knew Jim over many, many years could get some great insight about Jim.  I knew him as a soft spoken and kind gentleman who you always felt good to be with.  He had kind of a quiet, dry humor but never at anybody’s expense. 
Please share any memories here in the comments below.
 

Jim, may the next mile be an easy one.

 
Rest in Peace.
 
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  1. Anonymous

    I remember Jim I ran with him and Rudi great runner great man.

  2. Nancy

    Jim was a true gentle man. ..soft-spoken with a wry wit. I was fortunate enough to enjoy running with him on the track and at Rocky‚Äôs and his determination to continue running in spite of obstacles was inspiring. He’ll be missed by many. Godspeed Jim.

  3. Anonymous

    Amen. Rest In Peace

  4. Anonymous

    Godspeed Jimmy Whalen

  5. Anonymous

    Jimmy was and is my best friend rudi einhorn

  6. Rich Nash

    I always enjoyed running races and training with Jimmy. It was a pleasure talking with him on long runs throughout the different seasons. God speed Jimmy as you are in good hands now. Rich

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