2014-10-04 / Obituaries

Death Notices

Ricky E. James

Ricky E. James, 67, an active member of the Shinglehouse community for decades, died Sept. 29, 2014, at his home. Born in Olean, N.Y, he was a son of Elno C. and Marie M. Sherwood James. In 1967, he married Ginger S. Kellogg. He was a 1965 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School and earned a business and office machine repair degree from Williamsport Area Community College. Rick was employed for many years by the Eldred Division of Ethan Allen Furniture. He was an active member of the Methodist Church, Fire Department and Ambulance Association. He was a member of Shinglehouse Borough Council at the time of his death. Among survivors are his wife and a son, Mark L. James of Shinglehouse. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church or the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home of Shinglehouse handled arrangements.

James J. Petzen

James. J. Petzen, 79, of Shinglehouse, died Sept. 27, 2014, after a long illness. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., to John and Gertrude Petzen. He was an earth sciences teacher and cattle farmer. Among survivors are his wife of 58 years, the former Donna M. Case; a son, two daughters and a sister. Services will be held at St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, at a time to be announced. Memorials may be made to the church or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements are being handled by the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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