NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – James “Jim” O’Toole, a lifelong New Rochelle resident and longtime local sports writer and editor, died Sept. 23. He was 78.
For many years, O’Toole wrote and edited for the New Rochelle Standard Star, which later became the Journal News. He was inducted into the New Rochelle Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Matthew, of Florida, Lawrence, of Greenwich, Conn., and James, of New Rochelle; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, P.J., Frank and Jack O’Toole.
Visitation is from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Butterflies from Jodie, 31 President St., New Rochelle, NY 10801.