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1927 James 2023

James Dalheim

June 27, 1927 — July 2, 2023

James Hamilton Dalheim, age 96, of Saranac Lake, died on Sunday July 2, 2023.

Born in Albany, New York, he was the son of Edward and Jane Dalheim. James married Margaret Sarah Lester on April 16, 1949, in Lansingburgh, New York.

Mr. Dalheim was a resident of Saranac Lake for the past 26 years, coming from Latham, NY where he was a resident until 1998. Jim, his wife Margaret, and family were summer residents of Upper Saranac Lake for 50 years before Margaret and Jim moved here permanently. When first married, Jim started his master’s in engineering while working full time as a metallurgist for the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation in Watervliet. Starting in the laboratory, he continued his career with Allegheny Ludlum through to his retirement. He was an avid amateur radio operator (W2DYL), talking with family and friends across the world. Jim was an accomplished athlete enjoying sailing, water skiing, snow skiing, ice skating, and snowmobiling with his family. Jim had a passion for anything he could construct, refurbish, or create. His most prized possession was an antique wooden boat that he meticulously refurbished and thoroughly enjoyed. He enjoyed many years of traveling the country with Margaret towing their beloved travel trailer. His love of gardening and everything outdoors continued even when mobility was difficult.

Jim is survived by his daughters Peggy Ann Dalheim of Colorado, and Patricia Jane Roberts of Georgia; and one grandson, Arden James Roberts. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret and his brother, Edward Dalheim.

Calling hours will be at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Wednesday July 5, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. A funeral service will take place immediately after at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home with Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Lake Clear.

Friends wishing to remember Jim may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society or High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, Inc.

20 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

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