Jim Stapleton

July 17, 1989

Services for James C. Stapleton, 60, of 4977 Northfield Road, Onondaga, who died Sunday at Community-General Hospital, will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Edward J. Ryan & Son Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Michael's Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt.

Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 1628 W. Genesee St.

Mr. Stapleton was a life resident of the Syracuse area. He was the chief investigator for the violent crime unit for the Onondaga County Supreme Court. He also served 26 years as an officer with the Syracuse Police Department, serving 23 of those years as a criminal investigator with its youth department.

His wife, the former Marguerite Ennis, died in 1973.

Mr. Stapleton was a member of the Syracuse Police Benevolent Association and a member of the Syracuse PBA Retirees Association. He was a WTVH Gold Badge award winner.

Mr. Stapleton was the recipient of the Tipp Hill American Legion Award. He also received awards from the Syracuse PBA and the National Exchange Club and many departmental commendations.

Mr. Stapleton was a member of Division 1 of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians and the Pastime Athletic Club.

Surviving are a daughter, Marie Harris of Marcellus; two sons, James E. of Marcellus and Timothy J. of Onondaga Hill; a sister, Marie S. Wild of Onondaga Hill; and four grandchildren.

Contributions may be made to the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department.

I didn't know Jim well, he retired not long after I came on. At that time he was working in the Youth Division.