James R. Overby, age 85, of Wilton, passed away peacefully at his home on September 17. Born on April 25, 1933 in Menasha, Wisconsin, he was a son of George S. Overby and Inez Bennett Overby. James is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Delphine Joerns Overby.
Jim loved his family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and he enjoyed coaching numerous youth athletic teams while his children were young, where he touched many lives in the community. He also served on the Boards of the Wilton Lacrosse Association, the Lt. John G. Corr Memorial Committee, and Ogden House. He was a member of the Kiwanis club, assisted in the Manna House soup kitchen, and assisted in the feasibility study which resulted in the construction of Wilton Commons.