Mr. James Weber Tarkowski, 61, of Palm Coast FL and Utica, passed away on May 15, 2019 at his home in FL, after a long battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side. James was born in Utica, on October 20, 1957, the son of Stanley and Mary (Moore) Tarkowski and received his education in Utica Schools. Jim honorable served in the US Navy from 1976-1981. On May 16, 2016, Jim was united in marriage with Jacqueline “Jackie” Wilcox. Jim was a roofer by trade for 27 years, retiring from the Roofers Union #195. He was a member of VFW Auxiliary post 6001 in Yorkville. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and his greatest joy was his grandbabies. Mr. Tarkowski is survived by his beloved wife, Jackie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joshua and Jenna Tarkowski and Mathew “Chewy” and Tecia Tarkowski; three step-children, Candace, Christopher and his wife Helena and James; nine cherished grandchildren, Addison, Suttyn, Aryana, Nolyn, Holly, Tara, Zachary, Aaron and Nathan; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Liz Rosato and her companion, Tom and Karen and Bob Thierry; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Patrick and Cathy Tarkowski, John Tarkowski, Stanley Tarkowski and his companion Rosie and Vickie Tarkowski; In-Laws, Marlene and Edmond Kolis, Thomas Hart and Shirley Hart as well as many nieces and nephews and his canine companion, Vreeland. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Stanley and Mary and a brother, Michael “Skeeter” Tarkowski. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Utica Elk’s Club # 33, 1315 Champlin Ave., Yorkville.