James Michael Mohan

James Michael Mohan

James Michael Mohan, an engineer and devoted family man, was “known for his wisdom, integrity, and cool under pressure,” his family wrote in a tribute.

“He was our rock and we will miss him every day,” his family wrote.

He died unexpectedly of heart-related issues on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. He was 80.

Mr. Mohan was born in Stillwater, New York; grew up in New Scotland; and spent many summers on Lake George. He graduated from Voorheesville’s high school where he was captain of the varsity basketball team.

Mr. Mohan attended Villanova University, receiving a degree in electrical engineering, and remained a lifelong devoted fan of Villanova basketball. He began working for Norden Systems in Norwalk, Connecticut and it was there he spent his career until he retired. He received several awards for his innovative product designs for military defense projects.

“Most significantly, Norden is where he met his wife of 55 years, Caroline Skarupa,” his family wrote. “They raised three children in Easton, Connecticut and Jim’s priority was always taking care of his family.

“Jim enjoyed retirement skiing, fly fishing, and golfing in Ludlow, Vermont, then golfing, target and skeet shooting and spending time with good friends in Connecticut and Spring Hill, Florida. He was known for his great sense of humor, his patience, and his ability to listen well and give meaningful and thoughtful advice.”

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James Michael Mohan is survived by his wife, Caroline Skarupa Mohan; his daughter, Cathleen Clark, her husband, Wesley Clark, of Southington, Connecticut, their children, Bridget, Jon, and Corissa; his daughter, Sharon Sanzari of Easton, Connecticut, her children, Nicholas, Haileigh, and Jadynn; and his son, James Mohan Jr. of Easton, Connecticut.

He also leaves his sister, Andrea Gleason, and her husband, Walt Gleason, of Voorheesville, and many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews.

His parents, Patricia Joyce Lower, her husband, Clyde Lower, Andrew Mohan, his wife Ethel Mohan, died before him, as did his brother, Clyde “Skip” Lower, and his granddaughter, Jacqueline Us.

All services were held privately in the care of the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center, Connecticut.

Memorial messages may be left at www.altamontenterprise.com/milestones.

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