James F. Allington, 77, of Sharwill Place, Corning, NY passed away November 9, 2015 at Corning Center.\n\n\nHe was born in Corning to Lorey James and Editha (Gee) Allington on July 26, 1938. Jim and Hilda Freitas were married April 25, 1964 in St. Vincent's Church in Corning.\n\n\nJim "the cable guy" started working for Warren Fribley's Corning Community Television (Abel Cable) when they boasted 5 stations, continued on with Corning NewChannels (Time Warner) and retired in 1995. In his retirement he worked part time for the Southern Tier Library System as a driver. When his sons were young, Mr. "A" gave time to Cub Scouts, and coached Little League and "Y" Basketball. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren entertaining them with his stories and his humor. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, his cabin in the woods, drum corps shows, and trips to the casino. He was a member of the Corning Elks.\n\n\nBesides his wife, Hilda, of 51 years, he is survived by two sons: Peter Allington and his wife, Rebecca Bruce-Allington and their children Amaya (Madison, WI), Amelia, and Peter Bruce-Allington of Berlin, WI; Vincent and Susan Allington and their daughter, Molly of N. Syracuse, NY. His siblings: Betty Robenolt of Corning; Mary Lou (Milford) Hunter of Inverness, FL; Jacqueline Allington of Horseheads; Thomas Allington of Vancouver, WA; Donald (Janet) Allington of Felts Mills, NY. In-laws: Joseph (Emily) Freitas of Elmira, Juvenal Freitas of Corning; Mary Lee Freitas of Sarasota, FL; Frank Cole of Elkland and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by: his sister, Eleanor Cole, two sisters at early ages, Barbara and Patsy Allington, and in-laws, Harry Robenolt, Mary Freitas Robinson, and Marty Freitas. \n\n\nThe family wishes to thank the Arnot Dialysis Unit, especially Drs. Becker and Riley, Megan Theurich, R.N., Joan MacBlane, Sandy Devine for all their care over the past 10 years... and thank you, Dr. Enders. We are grateful for the loving care shown by the 3rd floor Corning Center Staff. \n\n\nFriends and family are invited to a Committal Service, Saturday, November 14th at 10 am at St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel (on Park Avenue) with Pastor Mort Gridley officiating. Following the service, a Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Lando's on Bridge Street. \n\n\nFlowers to be provided. Memorials may be made to All Saints Academy, 158 State Street, Corning, NY 14830 or STLS, 9424 Scott Road, Painted Post, NY 14870 or a charity of choice.