James "Jim" Bernard Baran died at home on September 9th, surrounded by loved ones. James was born in Manhattan on December 6th, 1952 to Joseph, and Clare (Buckley) Baran. He was a lifelong Staten Islander.
After graduating from Tottenville High School, James volunteered to join the Navy. He was stationed in San Francisco and assigned to the Aircraft Carrier USS Coral Sea, which took him to ports in Hawaii, The Philippines, Japan, and Hong Kong. James received the Nation Defense Service Medal for his service in The Vietnam War.
James continued work in civil service in 1984 as a mail handler at the General Post Office in Manhattan, later transferring to Morgan, also in Manhattan.
James loved Broadway Shows, fishing, standup comedy, swimming, the beach, and was an avid Mets fan. He loved his cat, Zoey, and his new puppy, Scarlet. He will be remembered for his huge heart, and generosity.
James was the beloved father of Clare, and Cassandra. He was predeceased by his brothers, Timothy Sliva, and Andrew Baran. James is survived by his ex-wife, Laura (Naeder) Baran, and his brothers, John (Jackie) Sliva, Joseph Baran, and Terence Baran.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in James's name to one of the following organizations:
Active Disabled Americans
81756 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Fl 33050
200 Vesey St, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10281
Bucks County Crematory