James Francis Bagg, 90, of Ocean Reef, Key Largo, FL, and Ram Island, Southhampton, NY, died November 29, 1999 at Moorings Park Healthcare in Naples, FL, after a yearės residence. He had been for many years a resident also of Pelham Manor, NY. Born in Mount Vernon, NY, on August 8, 1909, the eldest of six children, to James Guy Bagg, a founder of the Westchester law firm, Morgan, Bagg and Persons, and his wife, Amanda McKinney, Dr. Bagg attended Mount Vernon Schools and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1926. A member of the varsity football, swimming, and track teams and Eclectic Fraternity, he graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, in 1930 and from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1934. .After five years of special training in New York and Boston hospitals, he became an instructor of surgery at Columbia University and was attached to the staffs at Bellvue Hospital, NYC; Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon, NY, where he later established the surgical residency program for the State University of NY. In 1943, Dr. Bagg received his commission in the United States Navy and served in North Africa and England during World War II. Lt. Commander Bagg retired from the Navy in 1946 and returned to a distinguished private practice. After 50 years in medicine, when he retired, among other honors, Mount Vernon High School inducted him into its Hall of Fame, and Mayor Thomas E. Sharpe of Mount Vernon declared Dr. James F. Bagg Day "in recognition of his compassionate and dedicated service to mankind." His medical colleagues published the following tribute, "Rarely has our community been blessed with a human being who possesses more warmth, tenderness, understanding, and passion for living and observing life- a man whose sole interest has been concentrated on the dignity, respect, and the healing of human life." He is survived by his wife, Maxine Montgomery Kiernan Bagg of Key Largo, FL; son, James Francis Bagg, Jr and his wife Sharon, of Miller Place, NY; daughter, Suzanne Bagg Orsillo and her husband, John of Tryon, NC; daughter, Janet Bagg Glancy and her husband Donald, of Naples, FL; and grandchildren Robert and Brian Mersis, James F. Bagg III, Heather A. Bagg, Jennifer Drake, Jeffrey V. Drake, Christopher H. Freisenbruch, and Joseph B. Glancy II. He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years and the mother of his children, Marva Carroll Taylor "Babe" Brown; his second wife, Virginia Smith; and grandson, James Phillip Drake. An interment service will be held at Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelham Manor, NY at a later date. Instead of flowers, donations may be made to Mount Vernon Hospital, 12 N. 7th Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY, 10550, in Dr. Baggės name.