November 3, 1942 — September 13, 2017
MIAMI, Fla. and LAKE GEORGE — James Toscan Parrott was born Nov. 3, 1942 in Miami, Florida, yet spent his childhood and teenage years growing up in Lake George, New York. James, who was 74 years old, passed away peacefully at the VA hospital in Miami, Florida on Sept. 13, 2017.
He was predeceased by his parents, James and Ellouise Parrott, and his brother, Ronald King Parrott, all of Miami, Florida and Lake George, New York.
He is survived by his brother, Tom Parrott of Atlanta, Georgia, his brother, George Parrott of Fort Myers, Florida and Chestertown, New York, and his sister, Laurie Fletcher, of Orlando, Florida and Lake George, New York.
James was a talented musician and frequently played the organ for services at the Episcopal church in Bolton Landing, New York. James graduated from Lake George High School in 1960 and then attended the University of Miami on a band scholarship. He played clarinet in the “Band of the Hour,” the University of Miami’s Marching Band. He then attended the University of Florida where he majored in both engineering and music. Following this, James served four years in the United States Air Force, where he was able to travel to places such as Germany and Turkey. He was delighted to visit foreign cities and enjoyed the color and flair of other cultures. Later in life, he enjoyed time in Miami pursuing hobbies and interests close to his Miami Shores residence. Toscan, as he was called by family and friends, was an accomplished classical pianist who always relished time composing music and joining Aunt Anne LeMire on violin at church recitals.
The family would like to invite all friends and relatives to join in remembering our loving and gentle brother. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. July 21 at Evergreen Cemetery in Lake George, New York.