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James Halperin

Peoria, IL

July 12, 1940 - November 14, 2007

James Halperin Obituary

James Harris Halperin, 67, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at home. James was born on July 12, 1940 in Chicago, son of Mack R. and Audrey P. Pincus Halperin. James is survived by his brother, Dr. Thomas E. (Joan) Halperin of Peoria; sister-in-law, Cyndy (Eric) Goldberg of Stamford, CT; nephews, Daniel and Jonathan Halperin; nieces, Emily Halperin and Abby Goldberg; and the love of his life, Mary Bonini and her daughter, Mona Furman, and granddaughters, Jamie and Sean. James was preceded in death by his parents and son, David Sherrill. James worked with his father in the family business, Peoria Machine and Parts, from 1960 to 1970. From 1970 to 2005, James was a salesman in Florida for Diesel Power Inc. and Jack Lyons Engines. James was a member of the Chabad of Peoria and his favorite place to visit in Peoria was Detweiller Park. Fishing was Jims passion from early childhood. He could sit for hours with a fishing pole and would always catch the most fish. His favorite spot to fish was in the Florida Everglades. While living in Peoria, Jim loved to participate in drag racing at Peoria Speedway. Later, he enjoyed watching NASCAR. He was also a devoted fan of the Miami Dolphins. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2007in the Mt. Sinai section of Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, with Rabbi Eli Langsam presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peoria Hebrew Day School or the Chabad of Peoria. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Consultants in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Halperin, please visit our floral store.

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