James J. Antalek, 75, of Kinderhook, NY, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his home. Born April 19, 1946 in Beacon, NY, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Senchack) Antalek. Jim was a graduate of RIT. He spent many years in the insurance industry as a loss claim representative but he most enjoyed his work as a school bus aide at Ichabod Crane. Jim also enjoyed golf, fishing, the Yankees and Giants, volunteering at Mac-Haydn Theater, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Fay (Harding) Antalek; 4 children: Jennifer Kelly (Ian) of Kinderhook, John Antalek (Jennifer Boll) of Valatie, Jeffrey Antalek (Jeannette) of Chatham and James Antalek (Cheryl) of Valatie, four siblings: Rose Farrell, Andrew Antalek, Robert Antalek and Marie Smith all of Beacon, NY; ten grandchildren; Michael and Madeline Kelly, Cameron Boll (Rebecca), Samuel and Henry Antalek, Jack, Jace and Jenna Antalek, Matthew and Ryan Antalek and one great Grandson, Benjamin Boll along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Elizabeth Russell and Eileen Shea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 12 noon at the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls, NY. Visitation will be on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Valatie. In lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to the Mac-Haydn Theater in Chatham NY or the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls NY.