James K. Urban,78, of Southborough passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021 after a battle with heart disease. He was the beloved husband of the late Carolyn (Zelesky) Urban who died in 2013.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Otto and Wanetta (Campbell) Urban. He was raised and educated through high school in Ohio and was an Army veteran, serving in Vietnam, during which time he met and married Carolyn, the love of his life. They settled in Southborough where Jim attended Northeastern University obtaining his bachelor degree and later Nichols College for his Masters in Accounting. Jim worked for several companies in his career—Brown, Brothers Harriman, Bay Bank, and Data General, to name a few.
Jim loved a good joke and always had one to tell wherever he went. He was full of life and gave great advice when he thought you needed it. Jim was an active member of St Matthew’s Church, an investment club, the Romeo’s, and Dull Men Club. Until the last year of his life he remained active in all four and thoroughly enjoyed the comaraderie . He was very generous, always willing to be a shoulder to lean on, giving good advice and support when one needed it.
Jim and Carol never had any children, but between them they had many nieces and nephews that were very much a part of their lives. He is survived by and aunt, Caroline Campbell of Ohio, in-laws, cousins, and nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Carol, Jim was pre-deceased by his sister, Christina Angerman, his sister-in-law, Christine (Zelesky) Woods, and a brother-in-law, John Zelesky.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 25, at 10:30 am at St Matthew Church, 26 Highland Street, Southborough, where all pandemic rules will be followed. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to St Matthew Scholarship Fund, 105 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772.
Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough, MA. To leave words of condolence, please visit www.morrisSouthboroughfuneral.com.