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James Michael Hallak

Duanesburg- James Michael Hallak, 66, of Duanesburg, NY passed away suddenly on October 25, 2017. James was born on May 19, 1951 in Niskayuna, NY to Stanley and Marion Kankol-Hallak. He attended high school at Mont Pleasant. He worked at an industrial supply company in Albany, NY for over 30 years. He was a skilled painter also and took pride in being meticulous. James loved music and he played a number of instruments including the guitar. He was an avid tennis player and played in a national tournament. He served as a minister in the local Duanesburg congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses where he volunteered his time to help others learn the bible. His love for his God Jehovah was the most important thing in his life. James is survived by his spouse of 44 years, Caroline Greer-Hallak and his two children Michael Hallak of Schenectady and Brett Hallak of Duanesburg. He is also survived by his brother Steven (Donnie) Hallak of Rotterdam, his sisters, Beverley Kehoe-Shea and Linda Hallak of Schenectady and his sister Karen Hallak of Anchorage, Alaska. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 6167 Depot Road, Altamont, NY 12009. Donations may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses at JW.org. Online condolences may be made at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com


RIP my dear friend Jim. You were my first friend at age four on Pennsylvania Ave. we went thru life together for 62 years. Formed our first band The Sidesmen at age 13. You were an inspiration to me spiritually and intellectually through out my life. I will truly miss you your wisdom and advice that would guide me. Many memories flood my mind of our adventures together as kids and each time we would get together as adults. May the good lord take you in consort you continue to love you until we meet again in his kingdom. Your life long friend and Sidesmen Daryl Patrick

Daryl Patrick Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Hallak

Daryl Patrick Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Caroline, Michael and Brett, I was so sorry to hear what happened. I hope you are all doing ok. We know at this time of the end anything can happen, but Jehovah will make it better soon. Its all just temporary so keep on and take courage Jehovahs spirit will comfort you!! Love you all, your sis Gina

Gina Cole Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

Mike, I'm so sorry for you and your family for the loss of your father. He truly sounds like a remarkable man. His love for God will carry him forward forever. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and blessings. Charles

Charles T. Race, Jr. Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

Linda ,Beverly and Karen, So sorry to hear about Jimmy, too young too soon. I hope this finds you all healthy and happy. I know it has been a good many years since we spoke or saw each other, but I remember you all, and our trips with bakery supplies in the back of dads truck. Be strong, God Bless, Mikey

Mike (Woodman) Kielthy Nov 2 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Caroline, Michael and Brett, We are so sorry to hear about Jim's passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time. Jehovah is near to those broken at heart and he will hear and answer your prayers for comfort and peace. Soon death will be no more and we will be able to see and hug our loved ones again. May that hope be a comfort to you in the coming weeks and months. Wish we were closer to you to give you comfort! Lots of love and our sincere condolences! Yuly, Don and Devin

YULY BORUTA NOSENZO Oct 31 2017 12:00 AM