Jim Konstanty was a legendary figure roaming the streets of Oneonta, long top coat flapping in the wind and his pure white head of hair making him unmistakable in a crowd. Jim was a longtime Oneonta attorney who cast a large shadow over his home area. Besides his work in the legal arena, Jim also left his mark on countless charitable and non-profit efforts to benefit his fellow man.  Jim was 73.

While his passing has left the Oneonta community in shock, I spoke with his sister Helen and she had a message she wanted me to relay to his friends:

"Jim had quite a last day.  He was in North Carolina to spend the Easter holiday with his family.  Jim had just finished a round of golf with his son, Michael, at Pinehurst #2 and had enjoyed lunch overlooking the 18th hole.  While it was sad to lose him, he certainly had a wonderful last day and went out the way he would have wanted....active and with his family. In fact his last day was just about perfect, he couldn't have scripted it any better could he?""

Visiting hours for Jim Konstanty will be held at Pietrobono's Funeral Home in Oneonta on Thursday April 9, from 5-7 pm.  Funeral service will be held at United Methodist  Church at 11 am on Friday.  Burial will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester, N.Y.

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