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James A. Enty “beloved father, grandfather, and brother”
GENESEE, Pa.---James A. Enty, Master Sergeant, US Army Reserve, retired, 71, of Genesee, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y., after a long illness.
Born on Thursday, January 11, 1951 in Fillmore, N.Y., he was a son of Arthur B. and Ida Raybuck Enty.
Jim was a graduate of Northern Potter High School and a graduate of Mansfield State University. He proudly served in the US Army from May 1970 with a tour in Vietnam from October 1970 through November 1971. He then joined the US Army Reserves in February 1974 until his retirement in October 1997. During his 23 years in the US Army Reserves, he took many education courses and was a wheeled vehicle operator instructor. He received many ribbons and awards including the prestigious Bronze Star for his combat time in Vietnam.
Jim was an independent owner operator truck driver.
He loved his Oldsmobile 442’s, his job trucking over-the-road, and helping people. He loved his dog, Roxie. His greatest love was his family.
Jim was a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and a member of OOIDA (Owner Operators Independent Driver’s Association).
Surviving are two sons, A. Brendon (Sadie) Enty of Shinglehouse and Colin A. Enty of Port Allegany; a daughter, Jaime (Josh) Strang of Middelbury; five grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Mike) Messick of Sugar Grove, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a grandson, Wyatt Enty, who passed away in 2002.
Family and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 1pm on Friday, September 2, 2022, in the Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y., with Jim’s pastor and friend, Pastor Clint Pearsall of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, officiating.
US Army members and the Corning American Legion Ritual Team will accord full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Jim entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Jim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Any questions, please call Colin Enty at 814-320-1834.
Friday, September 2, 2022
Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)
Bath National Cemetery
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