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James passed peacefully on February 8, 2023.

Devoted husband of Irene (nee Panasiuk).  Beloved father of Kathleen (Howard) Heller, Kristy (Darren) Banks, Jimmy Van Arsdale.  Son of the late Kathleen Panno and Harry Taylor.  Pop Pop of Madison, Gianna, and Cameron.  Brother of Alexander (Arlene) Van Arsdale and Eugene (Donna) Van Arsdale.  Brother-in-law of Michael (Anne) Panasiuk.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

James was a long-time member of the Downtowners NYB.

Viewing Wednesday, February 15, 6-8pm at the Stolfo Funeral Home, 2536 S. Broad St.

Memorial Mass Thursday, February 23, 10:00am at St. Monica Church, 17th and Ritner Sts.


  • liz Jones\Berry February 9, 2023 11:30 am

    I knew your Dad since i was 15 he was such a wonderful man it was my pleasure to know him it was always nice to see him if i was out and about keeeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

  • Nancy Fratto February 9, 2023 7:36 pm

    Irene I’m so sorry to here about Jimmy my heart breaks for you.He was one of the nicest guy I’ve known. I’m sorry I can’t make the viewing my family and I are going up the mountains we’re Johnny passed and that’s February 15 th. Please if you need anything please let me know or even call me. It’s not easy I’m still having a hard time, My prayers are with you. God Bless you and your family 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😘😘😘😘

  • John & Liz Baldino February 9, 2023 9:14 pm

    This is so upsetting to us. We have been friends for over 50yrs. and had so many good times and laughs together. Our Prayers and condolences go out to Irene and the family. Till we meet again, rest easy my friend. We love you Jimmy.

  • Bill Marchesani February 9, 2023 11:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to Irene and her family for their loss. I’ve known Jim since I was a teenager. He was and always has been a great guy. I knew he was sick and shocked to see his passing. My prayers to Jim, Irene and the family. He will surely be missed.

  • Mike Zorio February 10, 2023 4:19 pm

    Our sincere Condolences on your Loss of your husband, Pop etc. I had the pleasure of being your neighbor for many years. My Dad Nick loved your Family as well. Much Love and respect . Mike and Sonya Zorio and family

  • Parsons Inc February 11, 2023 12:01 am

    We ‘re very sad to hear about Jim. Our family has you all in our prayers and offer our deepest condolences.
    Jim’s humor was off the chain and his laughter was contagious. He’ll be missed by so many. RIP Jim.

  • Stella Dalhansky February 13, 2023 4:42 pm

    Irene, Kathy, Kristy and Jimmy

    My deepest sincere condolences to all of you at this time. Please know that all of you are in my prayers and thoughts at this time.

  • Kathi Meyer February 15, 2023 1:44 am

    I’m so sorry about Jim. I worked as a dealer with him at the Sands. I remember him being a very friendly guy always smiling and joking. He was a pleasure to work with.

  • Carole Lisacek February 15, 2023 9:33 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Irene and to the entire Family.
    Fly High Jimmy you earned your Angel wings

  • Alexander VanArsdale February 16, 2023 1:10 am

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