James Robert Lapsley, of Denton, MD, died peacefully at UMSMC in Easton, MD on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Born in Kingston, Jamaica WI on January 4,1944, Mr. Lapsley was the son of the late Richard William Lapsley and Margaret Smyly Lapsley.
James met his wife Diana while working in England. They lived in Kingston, Jamaica WI for five years and then the Lapsleys came to work and live in the United States. James worked in sales and marketing and provided tech support for the machinery and materials used in the lead acid battery industry. This work meant he travelled extensively in the US and to many other countries across the world. He was a member of the NY Lions Club and enjoyed learning about baseball having played cricket for most of his life! A devoted father he spent many hours coaching Little League and attending all of his children’s events.
In 2005, Diana and James moved from Long Island, NY to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. They fell in love with the area and made Denton their new home. James was a mentor in the Caroline County Mentoring Program for some years; he belonged to the Talbot Stamp Club and was a supporter of the Caroline County Historical Society.
Mr. Lapsley is survived by his wife, Diana, of Denton; two children: Catherine Opladen (John) of Severna Park, MD and Richard Lapsley (Jamie) of Landenburg, PA; grandchildren: Elizabeth Opladen and Isabella Opladen; Abigail Lapsley and Liam Lapsley and a brother John, of Suffolk, England.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 27, 2023, at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A. located at 12 S. Second Street in Denton where friends may call one hour before the service. The interment will private.
If friends would like to make a donation in James’s name, the family suggests the: Caroline County Historical Society P. O. Box 514, Denton, MD 21629; Salvation Army, 200 Washington Street, Cambridge, MD 21613; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, One M Street., Ste. 510, Washington, DC 20003 or a charity of your choice.
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