Obituaries

James D. Belden

November 20, 1945 - October 29, 2018

JAMES D. BELDEN

Age 72, of Warsaw, passed away on October 29, 2018 at home under the care of his loving family and hospice.

He was born November 20, 1945 in Warsaw, NY son of the late Donald and Marguerite Carmody Belden. Jim owned and operated the Warsaw Super Duper grocery store in partnership with his brother, Ron for over twenty years; eventually adding stores in Mt. Morris and LeRoy.

He was passionate about his work and Jim’s life revolved around his family and sports. He coached youth softball for many years and always supported his kids in their athletic events. In earlier years, Jim played in various men’s softball leagues and played football and basketball at both Arcade High School and Letchworth Central School. He was a former member of the Warsaw Fire Department and the Warsaw Rescue Squad. Jim was a member of the Warsaw Sports Boosters and was the former President of the Super Duper Store Owners Association.

Jim was also a former member of the US Army Reserves.

Surviving are his wife of fifty-one years, Barbara Brown Belden; his children, Kimberly (Shawn) Monahan of Warsaw, Kari Grisewood of Warsaw, Amy (Michael) Grover of Warsaw, James Belden of Warsaw, Arin Belden of Rochester; grandchildren, Katy (Travis) White, Morgan (Joel) Monahan-Walsh, Abbey Monahan, Ryan Grisewood, Reese Grisewood, Noah Grover, Ethan Grover, Adam Grover, Jenna Belden, Kendra Belden; great grandchild, Parker Kathryn White; his brother, Ronald (Joanne) Belden of Leicester.

Friends may call Saturday, November 3 from 4 – 7 PM and Sunday, November 4 from 2 – 7 PM at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Jim’s memorial service will be held Monday, November 5 at 1 PM at the Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church, Route 19 South in Warsaw followed by a reception in the church ministry center. Private burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Warsaw Sports Boosters, 81 W. Court St., Warsaw, NY 14569 or Dansville All Sports Boosters, 282 Main St., Dansville, NY 14437 or Crohns & Colitis Foundation, 2117 Buffalo Rd., #299, Rochester, NY 14624.

Important Dates

November 3, 2018 : Calling Hours for James D. Belden - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

November 4, 2018 : Calling Hours for James D. Belden - 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

November 5, 2018 : Memorial Service at Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church for James D. Belden - 1:00 PM

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Nov 5.18 from Theresa Letman and family:
We're so sad to hear of Jim's passing and sending you all love and wishes for comfort and peace at this difficult time. He leaves a legacy of a remarkable family. Love, Theresa, Jason & Wyatt

Nov 4.18 from Diane Stanitski:
To the Belden family, I will always remember Mr. Belden's positive spirit and energy during our high school sporting events. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nov 4.18 from Dianne (Yabrough) and Jim Cottrill:
We are very sad to hear of Jim's death. Jimmy knew him from Arcade and I knew Barb from Silver Springs, so the roots run deep. Barb and family, please know that we are thinking of all of you as you deal with this sad loss. We know how very much he will be missed.

Nov 3.18 from George and Louise Dall and family:
Barb and family - Our condolences and our prayers are with you all. Shared many happy moments and laughs over the years . We draw strength from those memories and smile. George and Louise Dall

Nov 3.18 from Douglas MacConnell:
Very sorry for your loss. Will miss him at the school sport events.

Nov 3.18 from Rita and Bob Conroy:
To the Family of Jim,
We are very sorry to hear Jim passed away. We know Jim and brother Ron from Arcade School .our sympathy to Jim’s family and friends,
Sincerely ,Rita Killian and Bob Conroy

Nov 2.18 from Veronica Anne & Pete Bucki:
Amy , Mike and family,
Please accept our condolences on the death of adad. May his Peace out of suffering and pain bring you peace. We have you all in our prayers.
Love, Uncle Pete & Aunt Anne

Nov 2.18 from Dennis Krawczyk:
Jamie, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis Krawczyk

Nov 1.18 from Michael & Lorraine Hyjek:
To the entire Belden family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Jim was such a wonderful man. Continued prayers for all of you during this difficult time.

Nov 1.18 from Jim Dutton:
Barb, Very sorry for your loss.

Nov 1.18 from Tommy Smith:
With a heavy heart so sad to lose such a terrific boss, neighbor, friend and life coach. Jim's generous outpouring of knowledge , wit and wisdom will always continue influencing my decisions on being a leader in my family, community and career. His spirit grows in the heart of those of us who got to know him. God bless his family during this time.

Oct 31.18 from Carol & Mike Gburek:
Dear Barb and Family,
We are so sorry for your the loss of Jim. His zest for life and love of his family will be what we remember. Loved his sense of humor and was always out and about in the community. He will be dearly missed. Your family will support each other as they have in the past.

Oct 31.18 from Larry Standish:
Very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the entire Belden family.

Oct 31.18 from Sheri Nevinger:
May love and light surround your family at this difficult time. I hope that you will find comfort as you share stories with one another and spend time together remembering...special thoughts and prayers to Jim's children. I am always here if you need a friend.

Oct 31.18 from Gene and Lori Standish:
Dear Barb, Gene and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know we are praying for you and your family.

Oct 31.18 from Jeanne M Yencer:
Sorry to hear about Jim's illness and his passing. I remember him playing basketball many years ago. He was there when my Mom had her heart attack at the Super Duper. He did his best that day to save her. He touched so many hearts around Warsaw with his caring personality. Prayers for his family and friends!

Oct 31.18 from Linda Carmody:
So many warm memories of growing up with Ron and Jim. They were the brothers we Carmody gir
S never had. Jim could always make me laugh'. He will certainly be missed, and Heaven is a better place now that he is there. Linda

Oct 31.18 from DREW DOLL:
My family who owned the Corfu Super Duper were small family business opperators like the Belden's. Jim was a highly respected man who my late father Frank and I enjoyed working together on many business issues over the years. Enjoyed many moments of our time together on Trips with both Jim and Ron & Families....
Drew Doll

Oct 31.18 from GARY J WILCOX:
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Played a lot of sports with him and served in the Wasrsaw
Fire Department and Rescue Squad with him. He will be missed. Prayers are with Barb and Family. Gary & Maggie Wilcox

Oct 31.18 from Mary Anne Hackemer:
So very sorry for your lost. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time.

Oct 31.18 from Donna J Rivers:
Thoughts and prayers to the family and our Community! Jim was a part of my childhood and then my boss. A great example of how to give your heart and sole to your family and community. Jim, you will be missed. As a shy little girl, you gave me skills, confidence and many great memories. Lots of love to your family.

Oct 31.18 from Janet Stubley:
Your family is strong together and your memories will get you through. Thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Very sorry for your loss.

Oct 31.18 from Joe Moorhouse:
Barb, Very sorry for your loss of Jim. My prayers are with you and your family.

Oct 31.18 from Eileen Witherel:
Condolences to your family. His love for all of you was evident in his interest in all of your activities. He had to have been a great Dad because he raised a wonderful group of children and was with a loving wife for so many years. Your memories will get you through this difficult time.

Oct 31.18 from Joe Rivellino:
Rest in peace my friend! I respected all the advice you've given me in business over many years. Sharing stories and talking real estate! Peace and love to this wonderful family!

Oct 30.18 from Carolanne Wilson:
So many memories of Jim. He always made me laugh and he was a great brother-in-law. I felt that Jim was always therefore for me. He will be greatly missed.

Oct 30.18 from Sharon Parkhurst:
My deepest condolences and prayers to the entire family. He was a great man and will be sorely missed! He left a legacy we will all remember.

Oct 30.18 from Tim Wilcox:
Prayers to the entire family, thinking of you all.

Oct 30.18 from Bill Rupp:
we are so sorry for your loss . I enjoyed playing on his softball teamwe will never forget him..Jim was a great person

Oct 30.18 from Shawn & Karen Baker:
We are so very sorry for your loss. We will miss him cheering in the stands. We are praying for your entire family.