Spencer Lansing James

Born in St. Albans, NY on February 1, 1958

Departed on March 26, 2008 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Spencer Lansing James, age 50 of Gallatin, passed away March 25, 2008. Mr. James is survived by his wife, Deborah James; his sons, Sean Michael and Matthew Wilson James; his sister, Jeanena Opalach; his brother, Warren Alford James, Jr.; his nieces, Lindsay James and Katie Opalach; and a nephew, Christopher James. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Father William Bevington officiating. Interment will follow in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. and from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Friday, March 28, 2008 at Hendersonville Funeral Home.

25 Comments to Spencer Lansing James

  1. Edward J. Brouillard
    March 27, 2008 12:00 am

    I am truly sorry to hear of Spencer’s passing. I have had the priviledge of knowing him and working with him for the past 8 years. Spencer had a unique, rather quirky sense of humor, and his knowledge of our computer systems was truly impressive. He was a large man, with a large heart to match, and he was always quick to lend a helping hand when I was faced with some difficult problem. I shall miss him greatly, and wish him Peace in the Lord.

  2. Richard J Noll
    March 27, 2008 12:00 am

    I want to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Spencer for the past 3+ years. He was always upbeat, cheerful and never had a bad word to say about anyone. He was very proud of his patriotism and spoke glowingly of his love for his family. He will be sorely missed by all those he touched during his too short visit here on earth.

    Respectfully yours…
    – Richard Noll

  3. Bruce A. Crooker
    March 27, 2008 12:00 am

    I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to have worked with Spencer for more than 16 years. He was a colleague of unfailing good humour, and was always ready to help me in whatever capacity that I needed help. I will sorely miss being able to call him, and hear his friendly “Hello” on the other end of the line, and to exchange the friendly banter, the funny running jokes that we had developed knowing each other over the years. He was more than a colleague – he was a good friend. My sincerest condolences to all whom he has left behind

  4. Connie Greenfield
    March 27, 2008 12:00 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Spencer, and he was an awesome guy. If you had a problem, and he couldn’t help, he would find an internet link to help you. I smile every time I think about the wacky news stories he use to find and share with us. I know that he loved his family dearly. Little Matt was the apple of his eye, and he couldn’t wait for Sean to moved down. My God bless you all, and wrapped his arms around you each day. Spencer “Buddy” gone, but not forgotten.


  5. Andrew McMenemy
    March 27, 2008 12:00 am

    To Spencer?s wife Deborah, his sons Sean, Matthew and his Family, please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    Even though much time has unfortunately passed since I last spoke with Spencer, the news of his passing cut as though it was just yesterday we spoke. I have and will always consider him one of my best friends. Like others whom had the pleasure of knowing Spence, I know his humor and humanity will always be a part of me. For this I am a better man.

    I will always remember our days at 90 Washington Street, the Card games ?Guts? was always his favorite, the gigantic hoagies he always ate and the ?deep thoughts? and many laughs at the Blarney Stone.

    My dear friend Forever, Rest in Peace.

    “In the time of your life, LIVE….so in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.”
    William Saroyan 1939

  6. Henry Rodriguez
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    I met Spencer when we were grouped together in Maywood NJ. A really nice guy with a great sense of humor. I will miss our talks. We all here at CNJ will miss him.

  7. Lisa Padula
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    Dear Deborah, Sean, Matthew and Family,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Freddy and I worked with Spence at Bank of America at WTC. He was a wonderful person to know. He had a good heart and would give you the shirt off his back. Our deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss.

  8. Thomas Lindblad
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    I first met Spencer when we came down to Tennessee as a group who relocated with our company – Bank of New York.Spencer would always give us his advice on what the good restaurants were. He also told us which parks were nice to visit.I talked to him on many occasions in the break room. He was always upbeat and happy. We enjoyed talking sports. I will miss him. My condolences to the James family. I will keep you in my prayers.

  9. Rick De Kovessey
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    Deborah, Sean, Matthew and family, I worked with Spence at 1 World Trade Center with BankAmerica. He was always interested in how I was doing that day, everyday. He was a kind, considerate and loving guy. My wife Jane and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Carl M. Meyer
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    I only began working with Spencer since moving to TN. I eagerly awaited my daily delivery of tapes from Spencer along with my daily “Hey Budd!” Spencer was always cheerful and a pleasure to know. He will be missed.

  12. Paul Casner
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    I was a new employee at TPC and Spencer was one of the first people I had the opportunity of meeting. He was a great guy to talk to and eat lunch with.

  13. Gus Latouche
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    My Prays to the family of Spencer James

  14. Richard van Hoek
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    Dear Deborah, Sean, Matthew and Family,

    I worked with Spencer for number of years at Bank Of America. I looked forward to seeing him everyday as he was always upbeat and I enjoyed his company. My sympathy to your family.

  15. James D Allen
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    My condolences May God continue to bless and keep you in this dark moment of you life.

  16. Daniel Harkin
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    Deborah, Sean, Matthew and family, I have known Spencer since 1980 when we both started at the bank. He was a great person to work with, always cheerful, friendly and helpful. He left to pursue other challenges and after a number of years he returned to the bank. It was like he never left, he was the same person. He will be missed here.
    Our condolences go out to you and your family.

  17. Michael Wolak
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    We had know each other for 17 years, we almost went down on 9/11/01 but we pulled each other though those tragic days. As we often said to each other “It’s just you and me “. I knew I could always count on you for anything and I know that you felt the same way about me. We were suppose to hit the lottery together and just walk off into the sunset, never having to worry about anything anymore. I feel that I won in the game of life because I had the privilege of being called your partner and your friend.I know that when my time comes you will fight your way to the front of the line so you can be the first to greet me and say “welcome buddy”. I will miss you more than you know.

  18. Frank Alarcon
    March 28, 2008 12:00 am

    I did not know Spencer as long as many. I got to know him after we relocated to Tennessee. He was always pleasent and had a great sense of humor. His presence will be missed. My condolences on your great lose.

  19. Rohan Roache
    March 29, 2008 12:00 am

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to the James family. I worked with Spencer at Bank of New York and he was absolutely the sweetest person, friend and co-worker. I remember us running together during the mayhem of September 11, 2001. May God bless his family.



  20. Kenny Lamourt
    March 30, 2008 12:00 am

    My deepest condolences to the James family. I’ve worked with Spencer for about 5 years. He was a very reliable person where we could always count on his support, no matter what time of the night it was. He made us feel that it was never a bother to him, whenever we asked for his help. He will truly be missed. God bless his family.

  21. Betty Wade
    March 31, 2008 12:00 am

    Spencer was always one of the “special” people I had the priviledge to know and work with at The Bank of New York. Always there when needed, never complained, exceptionally good at what he did, and loved by all.

    My prayers are with all of you at this time of your great loss. Although nothing can erase the pain you feel now, know that our Loving God cares, and is watching out for all of you.
    God Bless!

  22. Charlie & Cheryl Neglia
    April 2, 2008 12:00 am

    We were very fortunate to have known Spencer. He was a true and caring person and was so full of life. We will miss your smiling face, but we will see you again one day. God Bless all of the family. Debbie, we are always here for you and your family.

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