LAKE PLACID - James T. Vize, 63, of Johnson Avenue, Lake Placid, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at his home in Lake Placid.
Mr. Vize was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Closter, N.J. He was the son of the late James Thomas Vize Sr. and the late Dorothea A. (Schattner) Vize.
He was a graduate of Northern Valley Regional, Demarest, N.J., Class of 1967, and went on to earn his bachelor's degree in physical education from Black Hill State College, Spearfish, S.D., Class of 1971. In high school Jim was a member of the basketball team; soccer team and the track team, he held the school record for high jump for a period of time.
He worked at Jimmy's 21 in Lake Placid until November 2010. Mr. Vize was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Lake Placid, a member of Craig Wood Golf and Country Club in Lake Placid and the Hole in One Club at Craig Wood, where he sunk his "hole in one" on No. 17.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Coyle) "Jan" Vize; three sons: Brendan Vize of Lake Placid, James T. Vize (Kirstyn Quinn) of Stowe, Vt., and Keegan Vize of Lake Placid; two sisters: Sharon Nelson (Kenneth) of Barnegat, N.J., and Florence Emmerson (Richard) of Mundelein, Ill.; one brother-in-law, John Scullion of Ortley Beach, N.J.; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Claire Coyle of Saranac Lake; two nieces, six nephews, and their families.
He was predeceased by his loving sister Ann D. Scullion.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, at M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home, 2310 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. The Rev. John Yonkovig will officiate. Burial will be at noon Saturday, May 12, in St. Agnes Cemetery, Lake Placid.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., P.O. Box 840, 19 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983, or the Cancer Treatment Center of America, at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, 2520 Elisha Avenue, Zion, IL 60099.