James McCusker

James F. "Shamo" McCusker

Thursday, May 20th, 1926 - Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
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James F. ”Shamo” McCusker

GENEVA- James F. McCusker, age 93, passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at the Forest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Covington, LA.

Graveside services and burial will be held in the spring at Glenwood Cemetery on a date and time to be announced.

Shamo was born in Tampa Florida. He served as Seaman Second Class in the United States Navy. Shamo worked for Lynch’s Furniture and for Hobert College Security. He was an Alterman for Geneva, an active member of the American Legion, as well as, the Geneva Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and wood working including both furniture and home building.

He is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Samuels of Farmington and Lee (Jack) Gold of Mandeville, LA; daughter-in-law, Kathleen McCusker of Geneva; grandchildren, Amy McCusker of Geneva, Matthew (Victoria) McCusker of Geneva, Chad (Anri) McCusker of Geneva and David (Marcie) Altemus of Avon; great-grandchildren, Caiden Chelenza, Brendan, Stella and Sheamus McCusker, Emry and Aria McCusker; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Babette Taylor McCusker, his parents Mathew McCusker and Mary Finnerty McCusker, his son, Timothy McCusker; son-in-law, Michael Samuels; sisters, Charmain Bradley, Maureen Smead and Karen DeVaney; brothers, Donald McCusker and Richard McCusker.
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Stewart Samuels

Posted at 04:04pm
Stephanie, I am so sorry to recently find of both your parents passing. I know how close you are with your family and after Tim's passing and then Michael's passing almost 5 years ago now, I know how difficult a time this must be for you. Although I share your grief, if at all, there is anything I can do to help, please do not hesitate to contact me. You have my phone number, and if not, you can contact Kenny to get it. Forever in my thoughts, Stewart

Holley Cragg

Posted at 12:47pm
Dear Stephanie and Lee,
So sorry for your loss. My memories of your Dad will always be sitting in Smaldone's with that warm smile and wonderful personality! Your families will be in my prayers.

Holley Smaldone-Cragg

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