Jim leaves behind his devoted and loving wife of 22 years, Darlene A. Shambaugh, his stepson, Allen Miller and wife, Melissa, of Mississippi, and their family; as well as his ever faithful felines, Miss Leo and Fluffy. He also leaves behind his children, Donald, Kathy and Karen, and brother, John. Jim was a native of Dillsburg, PA, graduating from Northern High in 1965. He proudly served and fought for our country in the U.S Army in Vietnam, earning several medals including the Purple Heart medal.
Jim was an avid fisherman spending a great deal of time in Western New York on Lake Ontario with Darlene. After retirement, they purchased a boat and Jim secured his Captain’s license. He also took every opportunity to hunt in PA as well as NY. Jim was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Military Order of the Cootie, The International Supreme Council Order of DeMolay and the Northern High School Alumni. He was also a member of the American Legion, Eureka Lodge No. 302, Mechanicsburg Sportsmen’s Association, NRA, NYCHAPS, Samuel C. Perkins 209, and the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 04-08.
A memorial service will be held October 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Cocklin Funeral Home at 30 N. Chestnut Street, Dillsburg, PA. Arrangements are being handled by Cocklin Funeral Home. There will also be a memorial service held in NY November 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Gaines Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Road, Albion, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania.
Jim was a champion and promoter of the Oak Orchard region...not only as an avid fisherman, but a leader for the Orleans County Pro-Am Fishing Tournaments, the Oak Orchard Business Association and volunteer for the Oak Orchard Neighborhood Association's concerts in the park. He will be sorely missed!