Dr. James Christy of Middletown, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Middletown Park Rehabilitation Center, in Middletown, NY. He was 89 years old. James was born in Athens, Greece on April 23, 1928. He was the son of the late Apostolus & Olga Papachristou.
James was a retired Forensic Psychiatrist at Mid Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center in New Hampton, NY. During his career, he had also been the Medical Director for Bridgewater State Corrections and both a staff Psychiatrist and Instructor for new psychiatrists at Connecticut Valley Hospital. As a local resident of Middletown, NY, he was a member of Mulberry Senior Center's Golden Ages and the Happy Seniors. He was also a part of the Wallkill Seniors Group. Lastly, he was a participant in the local Arthritis Foundation of NY and Heart Association walks.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Christy, his daughters; Nora Thompson and Laurel Paporto, his son- in- laws, Jeffrey Thompson and Salvatore Paporto; his grandson, Salvatore James Paporto; his sister, Cleopatra Leonparides; and his brother- in- law, George Leonparides.
James will be remembered as an exceptional husband, father, grandfather, brother, and physician.
His final resting place will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, in Marlboro, NY.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held in April 2018.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato, Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc.