James Lackman, of Delray Beach, FL, 69, died Saturday (January 12th, 2013) at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL due to complications from a long battle with liver disease. He was born on January 20th, 1943 in New Haven, CT to Clifford Lackman, son of Marsha Perlysky and Jack Lackman and Jeanette Liftig Lackman, daughter of Sarah Missel. He was predeceased by his brother Stuart Lackman and his sister-in-law Judith Klein Gotkis. He graduated from Weaver High School, where he met his lifelong love, Jane Klein. He then attended Arlington State College in Arlington Texas and University of Hartford. He also served as a reservist in the Army’s 76th Division. He and Jane were married in 1965. He started his career working with his father at the Bond Cut Rate in New Britain CT, while he and Jane settled in Wethersfield. The family moved to Bloomfield in 1968. In 1966 he started working at Scoler’s Restaurant in Hartford, CT which he came to own and run, including a move to Bishop’s Corner in West Hartford, up until its close in 1992. During that time he served in a number of charitable and professional capacities including serving as president of the Connecticut Restaurant Association. The family was long time members of Beth El Temple in West Hartford, CT. Jane and Jimmy relocated to Delray Beach, FL in 1993. He is survived by his wife Jane, and two daughters, Ellen Lackman Raboy and her husband James and Stacy Lackman Dorb and her husband Daniel, and his five grand children, Mason Raboy, Lewis Raboy, Max Dorb, Ethan Dorb and Jack Dorb.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford CT at 1:30 p.m. with well wishers able to pay their respects beginning at 12:30 p.m. Shiva will be held at the home of Ellen and Jamie Raboy at 146 Woodlands Ave., White Plains, NY 10607 on Tuesday from 7 to 9pm, on Wednesday from 10am to 2pm and 7pm to 9pm and on Thursday from 10am to 2pm and 7pm to 9pm. Donations can be made to Miami Transplant Institute, UM Miller School of Medicine, Office of Medical Development, P.O. Box 016960 (R-100), Miami, FL 33101 with a memo line of “In Memory of James Lackman”. For further information, directions, or to leave a remembrance and to sign our guest book, please visit on line at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.