James D. “Jim” Dusart Sr., 85, of Camillus, passed away Sunday at Elderwood at Liverpool, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Syracuse, he moved to Camillus in 1945 and was a faithful parishioner and former usher at St. Joseph’s Church. Jim was a self-made man, quitting his job in 1968 to start his own tree nursery named Red Oak Nurseries in Camillus. He made his living doing carpentry work, building his own house and several others until the nursery was established. He was a very good father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his family.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Hazel; brothers, Larry, Kenny, who died in Vietnam in 1968, and Robert; and niece, Jessica Lobdell.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, the former June Brady; sons, James Jr. (Jeannine Moore) and Thomas (Rebecca); daughters, Cynthia (Bob Lingyak) and Lorraine (Tom) Artini; brother, Raymond (Irene); sister, Dorothy Lobdell; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; twelve grandchildren and their spouses; and 21 (soon to be 23) great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, June 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 5600 West Genesee St., Camillus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m.
Jim will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery, Camillus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.