In Memory Of

James Dushantinski - Class Of 1971

Deceased Classmate: James E. Dushatinski
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Date Deceased: 12-01-2006
Age at Death: 53
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Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: Wife Lulinne; daughter Carlene & son Brian


James E. Dushatinski, 53, of Briarledge Road, N. Syracuse, died unexpectedly Friday, December 1, 2006, at St. Joseph"s Hospital, Syracuse. Jim was a native of Auburn, attended Auburn schools, and graduated with the class of 1971. He was also a member of the undefeated Auburn football team of 1971. He also attended Auburn Community College. Jim was employed at New Venture Gear, as a PQI facilitator. He was a member of the United Auto Workers. He had a love for football, coaching Pop Warner for four years, and as an assistant coach at Corcoran High School for five years, and Cicero-North Syracuse High School for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, LuLinne Daniel Dushatinski, of N. Syracuse; his daughter, Carlene Dushatinski of Agawam, Mass., and his son, Brian of N. Syracuse. Also surviving are his father, William Dushatinski of Auburn; his brother Ronald (Margaret) Dushatinski of Auburn, several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother, Helen Kijowski Dushatinski in 1990. Funeral services for Jim will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Plis Funeral Home. Friends are invited to call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 220 State St., Auburn. Contributions may be made in Jim"s memory to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, or the American Heart Association. To send a message to the family, sign our guest book at and click on obituaries 

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08/30/12 11:20 PM #1    

David Juskow (1971)

Thanks to so many who have left messages or shared stories about their remembrances of Jim.


I found a saying in a fortune cookie that I believe makes a great point.

The saying goes: “A difference – to be a Difference – must make a Difference”.


My best friend – James Edward Dushatinski made a difference.


I will miss you terribly Jim. I will have to find someone else to crab about the Giants and Yankees to.


And to Lulinne, Carly, and Brian – you will be forever in my thoughts, prayers and heart.


The true wealth of a person is measured not by their material assets – but by the number of friends they keep and who keep them.




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