James E Shepard of Pearl River, NY died on November 30, 2020, he was 77 years old. Jim was born in the Bronx, NY. He attended Regis High School and then graduated from Fordham University Jim was a municipal bond broker and started the firm of O’Brien & Shepard, Inc. in New York, NY in March 1973. Jim moved to Pearl River in 1971 and lived there until his passing. He was an active member of the Pearl River Rotary for over 20 years. Jim will be remembered for his grand personality and his giving heart.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Shepard and his children Glenn Shepard and his wife Linda, Jennifer Moroz and her husband Michael, John R. MacKenzie and his wife Rebecca, Scott MacKenzie and his wife Jean. He is also survived by his two brothers Billy Shepard (Roz) and Teddy Shepard (Maureen).
Pop Pops as he was lovingly referred to be his twelve grandchildren, Amanda Shepard, Lauren Shepard, Alec Boxer, Matthew Shepard, Paige Shepard, Natasha (MacKenzie) Martucci (Tyler), Kevin MacKenzie, Derek MacKenzie, Kayla MacKenzie, Carley Mackenzie, Emma Moroz and Brooks Moroz. Pop Pops cherished and loved every moment he spent with you. You all brought so much happiness and joy to his life.
He is predeceased by his first wife Barbara Shepard, his sons James and Matthew Shepard and his sister Jo-Ellen Shepard.
The family is having a private service and will hold a full memorial service and celebration of Jim’s life at some time in the future.
In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome memorial donations to The Shepard Memorial Scholarship fund at St. Joseph’s Regional High School at www.saintjosephregional.org or Maggie’s Mission at www.maggiesmission.org.
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