James R. Fensterer

  • Born: June 26, 1961
  • Died: January 1, 2018
  • Location: Arkville, New York

E. B. Gormley Funeral Home

87 Main Street
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Tel. (845) 688-5500

Tribute & Message From The Family


James R. Fensterer, 56, of Arkville died Monday January 1, 2018 at the Albany Medical Center. He was born June 26, 1961 in Huntington Long Island, son of Kenneth and Dolores (nee) Kreischer Fensterer. Jim had been a twenty year resident of the Catskill Mountains, having formerly made his home in Long Island. He had previously been employed at D & B Engineering in Woodbury, and was currently a Project Manager for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in the Margaretville office. Jim was a skilled woodworker, who could do everything from rough house framing, to detailed finishing on home furniture. There always seemed to be a home-project that he could be working on. More importantly, he was devoted to his family with all of his heart.
Surviving are his parents Kenneth and Dolores Fensterer, his fiancee Laurissa Tilp, two daughters: Olivia Fensterer and Corinne Brady, two sons: James, and Michael, two brothers: Keith Fensterer and his wife Christine Fabriziano, Brian and his wife Sheree Fensterer, a sister: Laurie and her husband Eddie Giannelli and two granddaughters: Aria and Leticia Fensterer as well as his four-legged buddy 'Teddy'.

His funeral procession will form on Saturday at 9:30am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia, thence to the St. Francis de Sales Church where at 10 am a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Raphael Iannone Cap. OFM. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home. You may share a special memory with the family on Jim's memorial page at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com The family suggests contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the American Heart Association at https://donatenow.heart.org/