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Lt. Fredric Foels of the Tonawanda Police Department, emailed a wonderful tribute to Jim “Beaver” Carney who died recently.
Lt. Foels emailed: “Just wanted to let you know a good ‘Tonawanda guy’ passed away last week. His name was Jim “Beaver” Carney and was sanitation foreman for the City of Tonawanda Public Works for the last 28 years. He was a very liked and popular city employee, respected by his fellow city workers, for his friendship and humor and getting the job done. He and I had coffee every Tuesday and Friday at 6 a.m. behind City Hall and was the type of person that you enjoyed conversing with! We laughed, by the end of our coffee break; both of us knew everything that was going on with the city. He was so looking forward toward retirement in June and couldn’t wait, A few times I tried to tell him to stay on until the end of the year, but he said that June was his month. Dam shame how life treats us.”
How wonderful that Jim had such a good friend. Thanks lieutenant for the thoughtful comments.Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email email@example.com