James Miles

By Orleans Hub Posted 6 June 2022 at 9:46 am

On Sat., June 4, 2022, James Miles, loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 74.

Jim was born on Sept. 5, 1947, in Medina NY, to Paul and Ruth (Ernst) Miles.

He graduated from Medina High School in the class of 1965, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of Buffalo in 1970.  He went on to practice pharmacy and became an owner of Rosenkrans Pharmacy, where he worked for 46 years. On Aug. 30, 1969 he married the love of his life, Catharine Ann Messner.

Jim was a passionate servant leader that embodied the greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). He was an Eagle Scout and valued his years of scouting. He received a citizenship award from Orleans County for his work with youth and a Distinguished Citizen award in 2013 from the Iroquois Trail Council. He embodied warmth, caring, and love. He and Cathy opened their house and hosted several AFS students, each time, adding another son to their family. His wit was second to none. Whether you just met for the first time, or knew him for a lifetime, he was sure to put a smile on your face. He loved golfing, camping, and leading boy scouts; most of all he loved his God and spending time with his wife, his sons and his family.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Paul, mother, Ruth, and brother, Robert. He is survived by his wife Catharine; five children: Peter (Janel), Mark (Melissa), Joseph (Elizabeth), Daniel (Kristan), and Richard (Scarlett); 14 grandchildren; brother, Thomas (Barbara); sister, Sue (Walter); and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Fri., June 10, 2022 at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church, 102 N. Main St, Lyndonville NY. Calling hours begin at 10 am and the funeral begins at 11 am.

“And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)

In lieu of flowers, please dedicate a donation in Jim’s memory to http://www.cnyscouts.org/donate/ or the Lyndonville United Methodist Church.