James A. Preston, "Jimmy" passed away December 16th 2021 at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. Mr. Preston was born May 25, 1952 in Lake Placid, NY the son of Austin and Helen (Jenny) Preston. He retired from Town of North Elba after working 37 years at Lake Placid / North Elba Transfer Station. He was an honorary member of the Lake Placid Fire Dept. since 2016. He was kind-hearted and would do anything to make you a happy type of man. He also enjoyed NASCAR, Country Music, and camping and fishing with his family. Jimmy and Kathy just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jimmy is survived by His Wife Kathy Preston; his daughter, Julia and son in law Bernard Duso Jr (Boo); his grandchildren Erika, David (Emma) and Breanna (Alan); his siblings, Austin Preston Sr (Patsy)Preston, Millie Hodges, Beverly (Frank) Fisk, Ralph Preston Sr, Richard Preston Sr,Karen (Carl\Butch) Gonyea, and Cindy (Don) Scanlon and several nieces and nephew . He enjoyed doing many activities with his grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Monday, December 20th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the M.B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Kenneth Mihill will officiate. Burial will follow at North Elba Cemetery. Relatives and friends please visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.come to share a memory or leave condolences.