James T. Byrne
James T. Byrne, Jr., 73, died peacefully on October 29, 2012 at his home in Garden City, after a battle with cancer. He was born May 4, 1939 in Queens NY. He received an AB degree from Adelphi College in 1961 and an LLB degree in 1964 from Brooklyn Law School. In 1965, he was admitted to the New York State Bar. He is a graduate of the executive program of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, 1979.
Mr. Byrne joined Bankers Trust in 1967 and retired in 2001. From January 2002 through December 2005, Mr. Byrne served as an advisor to Deutsche Bank Americas on corporate governance matters. From January 2006 until his death he was a member of the Board of Directors of Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.
Mr. Byrne was a lover of opera, exposing his children at a young age to the joys of a good aria. He and his wife, Carolyn, enjoyed attending the opera at the Met with close friends. He and Carolyn spent their summers at their home in New London, New Hampshire where they enjoyed extended visits from their children and grandchildren. He enjoyed golf and was often seen kayaking on Messer Pond.
Mr. Byrne believed strongly in serving his community. He was a member of the Church of St. Anne’s Finance Committee, a member of the Wyndham Condominiums Board of Directions and Finance committee, a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of the American Red Cross in Greater New York; a former trustee chairman of the Board of Trustees of Adelphi University; the former president of the Board of Managers of the Nassau County Medical center; former member of the Nassau County Human rights Commission; former member of the Garden City school board and former president of the Board of Governors of the boys Athletic League, Inc.
Mr. Byrne is survived by his wife Carolyn of fifty years, son Christopher and his wife and daughter, Heidi and Hattie, daughter-in-law Sally Hostetler wife of Craig (deceased 2010) and their children Amos, Isabella and Augustus.
Donations appreciated to Wellspring Waldorf School, 693 VT Route 110, Tunbridge, VT 05077.