Jim Odell, He Will Be Missed....

James E. Odell, 60, died suddenly Thursday, January 24, 2008 at his residence. Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Albert E. and Catherine E. Banikel. James was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, received his bachelor's degree from Siena College and a master's of science Degree from Union College. He was a systems analyst for Capital District Physicians Health Plan in Albany. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. Following his wartime service, he continued his military career with the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring after 20-plus years of service, attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was a recipient of many awards during his service to our country including the Meritorious Service Medal. Jim was a member of the U.S. Army Museum, the New York Army National Guard Museum, a member of the Railroad Association, the Bridge Line Historic Society, and the National Model Railroad Association. Survivors include his aunt, many cousins and numerous friends and acquaintances. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:00 at the Christ Sun of Justice Chapel, Burdette Avenue in Troy. Calling hours will be held on Monday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the John H. Clinton Funeral Home, Washington Park and Third Street, Troy and at 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at Christ Sun of Justice Chapel. Donations may be made to Habitat For Humanity of Rensselaer County, 82 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180.

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