James A. Northrup


Rochester, NY.:   James A. Northrup, March 25, 2021, age 63.

Predeceased by his father, Robert; mother, Jane; and beloved sister, Deb (Jim). He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy; brothers Bob (Val), Doug (Julie), and his other brother Doug T. (Jo); children Tanya, Brittany (Tommy) and Curtis; grandchildren Giavanna, Olivia, Madelynn, Emma and TJ; and many nieces and nephews. And, of course, his special little buddy, Cocoa Puff; as well as many, many friends and family members.

He graduated from the School of Life with honors, as evidenced by his zest for living life to the fullest. No matter what obstacle he was confronted with, he faced it head-on. He was an avid bowler, even assisting other bowlers when he was unable to bowl himself. His true passion was racing. If it had a motor, he would race it. He was a kidney transplant survivor. He was passionate about supporting the Organ Donation drive.

A special thank you to his Care team. He held a special place in his heart for Dr. Matt Gross and Dr. Mohammed Karim, who always went above and beyond for him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 in Mendon Ponds Park, East Lodge.

10 Condolences

  1. Joyce & Floyd Schlosser on March 26, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are always with your families. May his memories and stories warm your broken hearts and find peace that he is with our beloved Deb❤️

  2. Deb Henretta on March 26, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Betsy— sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family. My heart aches for you. Sending millions of prayers!!! Deb Henretta (and Sean Murray)

  3. Suzi Campanaro on March 27, 2021 at 12:54 am

    Thoughts and prayers sent your way. Until we meet again……. what a glorious reunion that will be!

    • Colette Amico on March 27, 2021 at 7:52 am

      My deepest condolences to Betsy & the Northrup family. Jimbo was like a brother to me. Bulldog is going to miss our annual gatherings at Mac’s, his busting my chops on my pictures & just the big loving,zest for life man he was. Words still can not describe my shock & sorrow. Bulldog will always hold him close to my heart.
      Colette aka Bulldog.

  4. Nancy Murray on March 27, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Besty and family , Jim was a special man ! He didn’t kniw a stranger ❤ Was always kind and had a big heart . Our hearts and prayers are here for you. We will miss him dearly. Love you Betty 💞
    Nancy and Matt Murray

  5. Barb Degen on March 27, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Betsy our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Jim was one of a kind and he’ll be truly missed. HUGS. Ken and I loved Him,and you

  6. Rina Infantino on March 27, 2021 at 11:12 am

    My deepest condolences to all of you. Jim was a great guy, he had a passion for life and was a big ball of energy to be around. I had the pleasure of knowing him and his lovely wife for years. Jim left his mark on everyone he came across. I will be praying for his family.
    Rest well Jim.

    • Steve Burley on March 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

      The stories we could tell brother, but you took them with you. Over the past 20 years or so, we didn’t get together much. But when we did, it felt like only minutes had passed. Every once in awhile I’d get those crazy voicemails, or texts and just smile. I’m gonna miss you my friend, my brother.

      Betsy, Bob, Doug and family, my deepest condolences to you all.

  7. Dave Rive on March 27, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Betsy, nothing will ever compare to the character Jim was in life.. Never a full moment, to say the least. .. My heart goes out to you and entire family.. Bob and Doug my heart goes out to you as well… I know when Jerry/ Jim walks before the Big Guy. I have a feeling some things may change there.. Hope everyone is ready for him… My love goes out to you., Dave

  8. Chris Zissis on March 27, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Betsy and your family on loss of Jimmy. He never let his aliments put him down. Jimmy lived life his way he will be missed.

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