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James R. Fortney

December 24, 1929 ~ April 22, 2018 (age 88)
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James R. Fortney, 88, of Williamsport, died peacefully, Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Williamsport Home.

Born December 24, 1929 in Williamsport, he was a son of Edison J. and Helen Mae (Shook) Fortney. He married Normalie J. Hughes on September 11, 1954.

Jim was a 1947 graduate of Williamsport High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Anchor-Darling Valve in 1992 after 37 years.  Jim was a member of St. John’s-Newberry United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee. He was an honorary life member of Salt Run Hunting Club. He loved being outdoors; hunting, fishing, gardening, and planting and nurturing trees.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are a son Marc S. Fortney and his wife Laura of Jersey Shore, and two granddaughters Rebecca and Jennifer Fortney.

 A funeral service to honor the life of Jim will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Sanders Mortuary 821 Diamond St. Williamsport. Burial will be held in State Road Cemetery, Cogan Station. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jim’s name may be made to St. John’s-Newberry UMC 2101 Newberry St. Williamsport, PA 17701.


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