was born May 20, 1914, in Harrisburg, Ill., a son of the late Blaine A. Sr.
and Matilda (Pritchard) James. He and the former Emma C. Dewald were married
Oct. 20, 1936, by the Rev. Heber W. Becker at Christ Memorial Episcopal
Church, Danville. They were married for 64 years before her death Dec. 11,
He was a 1932 graduate of Danville High School.
Mr. James was employed at Hayden Chemical Co., later Merck & Co., Riverside,
and spent many years in sales and worked with the Redevelopment Authority of
Montour County as a property manager.
He was also a real estate broker affiliated with Booth and Deutsch of
Danville for 17 years before retiring.
He was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Danville, a life member
of the Danville Elks 754, last of the founding members of the Liberty
Township Fire Company and a member of the Montour County Historical Society.
Mr. James was a member of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Danville, where
he served on the vestry.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ann E. and Philip A. Mantz of
Palm City, Fla.; one grandson, James R. Ovens of Middlesex, N.J.; one
brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Charles P. and Helen James of Marietta;
two sisters-in-law, Mary T. James of Danville and Eugenia D. Freas of
Lewisburg; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert I. James, and one sister,
Visitors may call from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Christ Memorial Episcopal
Church, East Market and Church streets, Danville, where a Requiem Mass will
be celebrated at 1 p.m. by the Rev. Frank A. Emands.
Burial will be in the Episcopal Cemetery, Danville.
The family will provide the flowers.
Contributions may be made to Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, 120 E. Market
St., Danville, PA 17821.
Funeral arrangements were by the Miller-Visneski Funeral Home, 10 W.
Mahoning St., Danville.