Friends and Family Celebrate Life of Former Camp Cook

300 Mourners were on hand last week in Marshfield, Massachusetts, to pay tribute to Steven James, avid outdoors-man, Adirondack Mountain native, and former Pok-O-MacCready chef.

AR-301159817.jpg&MaxW=315&MaxH=315James died in a boating accident, January 6, on Massachusetts’ Westport River.

Having grown up in Peru, NY, James began working in the kitchen at Pok-O-MacCready as a teenager, alongside his grandmother Florence, and brother Michael.  He eventually worked his way up to head cook, in the early 1980’s.

A graduate of SUNY Geneseo, James turned his passion for the outdoors into a vocation; he founded and directed the hugely successful “Monster Shark Tournament”.  It was an apt connection, as James himself once held the world record for largest shark caught.

On dry land, James was a standout as well.  He is believed to have been the first camp alumnus (along with his brother) to reach the summit of Denali (Mt. McKinley), the highest peak in the United States.  “That’s the kind of guy he was,” stated friend and fellow climber and camp alumnus Peter Levine.  “He lived for adventure!”

James lived in Marshfield, where a service was held in his memory.  Plans for a memorial in his hometown of Peru are pending.


Also see:

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300 join together to celebrate life of Steven James


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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