James F. West, 70, died Oct. 25, 2010, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach.
He was born in Long Branch, N.J., and lived in Sebastian for six years, coming from his birthplace. Before retiring, he owned and operated Tinton Falls Contracting for 25 years in Tinton Falls, N.J., and worked for Long Branch Sewer Authority for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jane, of Sebastian; sons, James West, of Sebastian, and John West, of Vero Beach; sister, Lillian Dalton, of West Long Branch, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, FL 32961.