James Chilton Blackmore, 75, of Naples, Florida passed away peacefully at the home he loved on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, on May 24th, 2018.
Born in Buffalo, New York, to Robert Long Blackmore and Lucia Wicker Blackmore on February 18th, 1943, Jim spent his formative years in Pelham, New York. After graduation from Colgate University in 1965 and Albany Law School in 1968, Jim began his 50 year career at Carter Conboy in Albany, New York, the law firm where he continued to practice as a partner until his death.
During his career at Carter Conboy, Jim was recognized for his intellect, loyalty and integrity. For Jim, law was more than a career, it was his passion.
As an antidote to his devotion to his legal work, Jim had two diversions: golf and reading. He reluctantly took up golf later in life and became quite a decent player. He jokingly dubbed himself “Mr. Golf”, usually after the third putt. Jim thoroughly enjoyed the game and the accompanying camaraderie of his golf partners at Miacomet Golf Club on Nantucket and Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Florida. He enjoyed nothing more than reading and could not wait to get back to his “Nook” and the latest best-selling mystery.
His sly wit and self-deprecating humor will be greatly missed by his many friends, associates and family. Jim is survived by his wife Josette Hogan Blackmore of Naples and Nantucket, his son Jeffrey and his wife Melissa Blackmore of Dallas Texas and his daughter Jennifer Blackmore and her husband John Melder of Castro Valley, California.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Nantucket at a future date.