Katherine McDonald, PhD, Associate Professor at Falk College sent us notice of her Father's passing this past October. She thought his classmates would want to know.
James Patrick (Jim) McDonald passed away on October 3, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale. Jim was born on April 17, 1945 in Syracuse, NY to Agnes (Burkett) and John Sandfield McDonald. He graduated from Most Holy Rosary High School in 1963, the University of Detroit in 1968, and Syracuse University's College of Law in 1971. After a brief stint in the Air Force, Jim was an estates and trusts attorney in New York and Florida, first with the firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King, and later in his own practice in Boca Raton. Jim believed that kindnesses, small and great, made life worth living and leavened the days of those around him with equal measures of humor, optimism, and generosity. For many years after closing his law practice, he volunteered his time to Tuesday's Angels, the Stonewall National Archives and Museum, the AARP Tax Aide program, Meals on Wheels, and maintained community garden space in his beloved Victoria Park neighborhood.