James was born Sept. 2, 1914 to James Sr. and Elizabeth Lyons.
James married Carmen on July 4, 1943 and lived in Hollis, Queens.
He served in the US Army as a 1st Lt. from July 1, 1943 until he was honorably discharged Dec. 23, 1945 receiving several citations and decorations during that time.
James and Carmen moved to East Meadow in March of 1951 and had two children Patricia and Thomas.
James was a volunteer fireman for only a short time because he passed away on Sept. 14, 1953.