James E. “Bubbie” Salisbury

James E. “Bubbie” Salisbury

NEW SCOTLAND — James E. “Bubbie” Salisbury, an Army veteran and master mechanic who loved restoring old cars, died in his sleep on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home. He was 71.
Born in Albany on April 8, 1943, he is the son of the late James and Minnie Salisbury.

Mr. Salisbury attended Voorheesville’s Clayton A. Bouton High School and then proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He worked for Schultz Construction and John Bayley, before retiring in 2004 as an Operating Engineer Master Mechanic.

Mr. Salisbury enjoyed building and restoring old cars, street rods, and lawn mower racers. His favorite NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) drivers were Carl Edwards, #99, and Greg Biffle, #16.

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Mr. Salisbury is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Karen Salisbury; his sister, Barb Hansen and her husband, Vic, of Clarksville; his brothers, Larry Salisbury and his wife, Dawn, and Frank Salisbury and his wife, Karen, of Voorheesville; his son, James Tallman of Westerlo; his mother-in-law, Gyneth Armstrong; his brother-in-law, Bill Armstrong; and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Armstrong, all of whom reside in Westville, New York. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Onesquethaw Fire and Rescue Departments, Clarksville, NY 12041.

Karen, Barb, Larry, and Frank would like to thank the following for their presence and help: Onesquethaw Fire and Rescue Departments, local sheriffs, state police, the coroner, and New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, as well as all who sent cards and came to the funeral home. Karen sends appreciation on behalf of her family for the respect and help given to them all.

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