Jacobus M. “Jim” Oschmann, Sr. of Brockport, formerly of Rochester, Kendall, New York and Sun City Center, Florida, age 82, passed away peacefully at his home on November 23, 2021 after a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born March 28, 1939 in Den Haag, Holland to the late Abraham and Petronella (Heppener) Oschmann.
Jim emigrated to the United States as a teenager along with his parents, two brothers and a sister. In his youth at his new home, he played semi-pro soccer for the Holland-American team in Rochester. Jim worked various jobs during his life including, Eastman Kodak, he was the owner and operator of Bald Eagle Marina in Kendall for 15 years, truck driver, and most recently, his own handyman business in Sun City Center, FL. He was a man that could fix anything and always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, including family, friends, and strangers. Jim was one of the founding members of Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 48 and was a First Lieutenant of the Morton Fire Department while living in Kendall.
He was known for his great smile, good jokes and his loving heart.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Wim, Piet, and brother-in-law, Ben Uppenkamp.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Carol (Townsend) Oschmann, children Jacobus “Jim” ( & Michelle) Oschmann, Jr., David (& Taryn Hagan) Oschmann, and Susan (& Chad Beach) Oschmann, brother Abraham (& Liz) Oschmann, Jr., sisters Petronella “Nellie” Uppenkamp, and Cornelia Oschmann, sister-in-law Hennie Oschmann, grandchildren Kristopher (Katie) Leverenz, Cody (Sara) Steffen, David Oschmann, Jr., and Sammi Oschmann, great-grandchildren Gemma, Leo, Marco Jacobus, Kade, and Bobby, and beloved rescued chihuahua, Munchkin.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 16650 State Route 31 Holley, NY 14470 on Saturday, December 4th from 10:00-12:00pm. Interment will take place privately at Greenwood Cemetery in Kendall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name to any of the following are appreciated:
• Boaters Against Cancer P.O. Box 492, Kendall, NY 14476
• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105
• Wilmot Cancer Center 300 E. River Road PO Box 278996 Rochester, NY 14627.