James T. Fairbanks

May 9, 1961 - March 27, 2019

James T. “Mayor” Fairbanks, 57, passed away on Wednesday March 27, 2019 in Geneva. He was born on May 9, 1961 in Aurora to Charles and Margaret (nee Thiltgen) Fairbanks. James spent his formative years living in West Chicago.

James was a self-employed handyman who was know for his ingenuity on the job. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping and fishing. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor.  It was a long story...

James leaves behind his children Nicholas and Kimberly Fairbanks and his siblings Charlene Fairbanks Thompson, Evelyn VanLeeuwen, Charles F. Fairbanks, Bill (Lyn) Fairbanks, Betty Fairbanks, Irene Fairbanks, Michael (Denise) Fairbanks, and Arthur (Sandlee) Fairbanks. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister Annabell Fulk, three nephews John Fulk; Michael D. Fairbanks; and Doug Thompson, and a niece Nicole Ruiz.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. 3rd Street, St. Charles, IL 60174.

Funeral services will begin at Moss-Norris Funeral Home, at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 6, 2019.  Visitation will continue at the conclusion of the funeral service until 4:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the family of James T. Fairbanks.

Arrangements handled by Moss-Norris Funeral Home 630-584-2000 or


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  • Jim and Joanne Robbins We are so sorry to hear of James passing. You have our sympathy and wish we could be there.