James E. Meade, Jr. age 53 of North Tonawanda on November 28, 2011 after a long illness. Jim graduated from North Tonawanda High School and lived in Buffalo and Kenmore his whole life. He participated in sports and travelled with groups around the United States and as far as South America. He always had a positive attitude and laughed readily at and with his family. His buoyant spirit will be deeply missed. Jim is the beloved son of James E. Meade, Sr. and the late Evelyn (nee Allen) Meade. Brother of Mary (Anthony) Ferito, Nancy (Gregory) Miller and Michael (Nellie) Meade, and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be made to People, Inc.