James D. Hall, 60, of Westbury Court, West Ellicott, died Thursday (May 2, 2013) as the result of a tractor accident in the town of Busti.
He was born Sept. 3, 1952, in Jamestown, the son of Howard G. and Carol J. Burkland Hall.
Jim was the valedictorian of the Class of 1970 at Southwestern Central High School, graduated from Jamestown Community College in 1972, and from St. Bonaventure University in 1974. Following his graduation, he was employed as a certified public accountant with Arthur Young & Co. in Buffalo, and returned to the Jamestown area in 1978 to establish his own accounting practice. Following the sale of his practice, he partnered with Rob Sigler to form Click Photo Studios.
James D. Hall
A member of Zion Covenant Church, he served on the Memorial Trust Committee of the church for several years. In earlier years he had served as a youth soccer coach with the Busti-Lakewood Recreation League.
His love of photography which had started as a hob-by eventually turned into his business. An aviation enthusiast, he had built his own ultralight aircraft, and enjoyed building and flying radio control airplanes. He was passionate about spending time outdoors, nature photography, working on his land in the town of Busti, and woodworking. Most of all, he loved his time spent with his family, and their vacations and road trips. He was looking forward to the arrival of his first grandchild, due in Au-gust.
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen A. Deppas Hall, whom he married June 28, 1975, in Ss. Peter and Paul Church; a son, Christopher J. (Rachel) Hall of Pasadena, Calif.; a daughter, Alanna K. (Eric) Landin of Maple Valley, Wash.; three sisters: Sharon L. (Jeffrey) Present of Bemus Point, Cynthia A. (David) DeJoseph of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Bonnie C. (Stewart) Anderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; his mother-in-law, Pat Deppas of West Ellicott; a brother-in-law, Gregory Deppas of Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father on May 22, 2000; and by his mother on June 29, 2009.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Zion Covenant Church. The Rev. Rick Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will received friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. To send a message to the family, visit www.presentsixbeyfuneral. com.
Memorials may be made to the Southwestern Central High School Class of 1970 Scholarship fund, c/o Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or to Zion Covenant Church, 520 Fairmount Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.