Former New Rochelle Sports Writer James (Jim) O'Toole Passes

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Former New Rochelle Sports Writer James (Jim) O'Toole Passes

September 24, 2012 - 08:21

JamesOtooleNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- James (Jim) O'Toole 78, A lifelong New Rochelle native and local sports writer for the Standard Star and Journal News passed away Sunday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx after a brief illness.

For twenty-five years, Jim was a bartender at Spectators sports pub in New Rochelle.

Jim was inducted to the New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Jim O'Toole leaves behind his loving wife Mary and three sons, Matthew, a resident in Florida, Lawrence of Greenwich, CT and James of New Rochelle, NY and three grandchildren William, Natalie and Cooper. Jim was predeceased by three brothers PJ, Frank and Jack.

He loved to write about many local kids in sports and many softball teams and there players.

Funeral information will be posted as soon as the family has made the arrangements.

Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc.
16 Shea Place
New Rochelle, NY

Visiting hours will be Wednesday September 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Thursday September 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be on Friday September 28 at 10: 30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Internment is private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Butterflies From Jodie 31 President Street NR NY 10801.

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So sorry, Mr OT was a good guy,knew him my whole life.When we had the Standard Star here in town,he was the man, and because of his writings,many sports in New Rochelle flourished.My condolences

Jim O'Toole was a New Rochelle icon. Rest in Peace Jim.

Oh it's hard to believe that he is not with us, truly a fantastic person. He would live many more years in our heart.

shag rugs

always enjoyed his articles in The Standard Star in the good old days!

The world has truly been diminished by the loss of a great one, Jim O'Toole.Jim has known me since I was born on Huguenot Street to the Healy family some 50 odd years ago. Jim was the consumate barkeep working at as far as I can remember the Ship Ahoy, Beau Brummels the 3 O's and Spectators but I'm sure there were many more (the Green Derby?). He was old blood New Rochelle, along with the Quigleys, Scofields and Meenans. I visited Jim at Sound Shore in late August and he had his usual optimistic attitude. He was still worried about who was running the pools at Spectators. Jim, God bless you, and the odds are still 3 to 5 that you are in heaven by now. I'm positive that it is a sure bet, no matter who the refs are. Rest in peace.

Mushy Healy