James T. "Dopper" English


James T. English “Dopper” of Greenwood Lake, New York passed away on May 24, 2023, surrounded by his family. He was 71 years old.

Born in Warwick, NY, on May 16, 1952, he was the son of the late James and Betty (Quackenbush) English.


James was a carpenter with United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 608 in New York, NY for over 30 years. He was a founding member of the Last Chance Motorcycle Club, a “Friend of Bill W.” and proud of his 36 years of continuous sobriety. Dopper loved food, especially ice cream, the Yankees, NASCAR, traveling in his RV and especially being a grandfather.


James is survived by his wife Gail Naples and her daughter Kristin; ex-wife Diane English and their daughter Lauren Gibson and her husband Sean and their daughters Alice and Olivia of Warwick, NY; mother Betty English;  sister Barbara Dawson and many nieces and nephews.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Greenwood Lake Fire Department, 17 Mountain Lakes Ln. Greenwood Lake, NY 10925, or Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps., 74 Windermere Ave Greenwood Lake, NY 10925.


A celebration of life service and ride will be held at a later date. The funeral service was private.


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My sincerest condolences on your loss. Love Eileen Burke
Eileen Burke
Only got to know James for a short time. In that short I always looked forward to reading his inspiration that always made me feel and to be positive. My condolences to Gail and the rest of the family. May God keep you and help you all through this time of a very LOVED one. Rest in Peace James 🙏
Deborah Glaeser
Dear Gail & family, our deepest sympathy for you at this time of terrible loss . His memory will live on and be cherished. Godspeed Jamie, Love Mary &Kip Walsh (Donnas sponsee)
May the angels lead Jamie into paradise and may God comfort the hearts of all who loved him. Deepest sympathy
Edna K Henry
May the angels lead Jamie into paradise and may God comfort the hearts of all who loved him. Deepest sympathy
Edna K Henry
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