2015-07-30 / Obituaries

James Joseph Luby

James Joseph Luby, 63, of Alpharetta, Georgia, passed away peacefully on July 22 after struggling for three years with Parkinson’s, Lewy body and heart diseases.

Jim was the loving husband of Cathy (nee Ruger); father of Sean and Meghan; and son-in-law of Walter and Catherine Ruger of Bellmore, New York.

Jim and Cathy were born, raised and married on Long Island, New York. They moved to Freehold and lived there from 1981-95 before moving to Alpharetta, Georgia, in 1995.

Jim loved music, especially music from bygone days and the current Celtic Woman band, because of his Irish roots. Jim’s late parents, Michael and Mary Luby, were both born in Ireland.

Jim prided himself as Cathy’s assistant gardener, claiming she moved plants like one moves furniture. Friends remember Jim’s great sense of humor, his dry wit and his love of life. Jim enjoyed bicycle riding, including riding 107 miles in one day. It is no wonder he relished those Guinness beers.

He was a long-term information technology professional specializing in data analytics, most recently for the fleet risk management industry. Jim also proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Jim’s caregivers at Embracing Hospice’s Georgia Foundation at www.ahhospicefoundation.org; Gentiva Hospice at gentivahospicefoundation.org; or to the Home Depot Homer Fund www.thdhomerfund.org.

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