James Farina IV

Obituary of James J. Farina IV

With great sadness, James and Eileen Farina announce that their beloved son, James John Farina IV of Somers, NY, passed away on February 14, 2021.


James was a senior at Somers High School.  He was an avid golf player who competed in Junior Tournaments in the Met PGA and Hurricane Golf Tour events in Florida.  He was very proud to have won both the Junior Club Championship and Parent/Child Championship at Mount Kisco Country Club several times.  He earned his varsity letter in golf at Somers as an eighth grader.  In addition, James was a hardworking and popular caddy at both Mount Kisco and Alpine Country Clubs.  He was also very mechanically inclined.  He loved building custom golf clubs and repairing electronics.  His greatest passion was his artwork.  His anime drawings and sculptures amazed us not only for their quality and beauty but also his imagination. 


James is survived by his parents, his sisters Grace and Claudia (Farina), his grandparents Peter and Celine (Von Esch), his aunts Melissa Farina, Kristina Von Esch and her husband Robert Mauriello, Kerry Von Esch, Erica and her husband John (Weathers) and cousins Jack, Madeline, and Bo (Concannon), Sophia and Rosalie (DeBlase), Robert, Matthew, and Luke (Mauriello).


James’ family will receive friends on Sunday, February 21 from 3 – 7pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY.  There will be a private Mass and burial.  In lieu of flowers, a scholarship is being set up in his memory at Somers High School or donations can be made to St. Luke’s Food Pantry in Somers (slcsomers.org).

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