James R. “Jim” Vanne, Sr., 63, of Lansingburgh, entered into eternal life on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Born in Albany, Jim was the son of Richard and Florence Redden Vanne, Sr. and was a graduate of Columbia High School in East Greenbush and attended HVCC and Syracuse University. Jim retired in 2006 from Goodyear Auto Service in Latham where he had been a Master Tech Mechanic for 27 years. Jim loved fishing, fixing cars, trains, lighthouses, camping and spending time with his family and friends. Jim is survived by his children; Natasha Lynn Vanne, James R. “Jimmy” Vanne, II, Matthew R. Vanne and Dylan J. Sanvidge, siblings; Joy (Joey) Arrabito, Bunny Vanne, the late Richard Vanne, Jr., the late Thomas Vanne and the late Lenny (Richard) Jerr, grandchildren; Hayleigh "Bug" Simpkins, David Vanne and the late Saya Lee Vanne, close friends Shannon K. Sanvidge, Jonathan M. Carter, Jr., Carol Bronk, Amanda Hosier and Natalia Roman, also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue (Corner of 115th Street in Lansingburgh), Troy, NY 12182 on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and to his funeral service which will be held that morning in the funeral home beginning at 11:30 a.m. Those desiring, may make memorial contributions to American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023, in memory of James R. “Jim” Vanne, Sr. Add Condolences or Share a Memory by using the drop-down tabs on this website.