James E. "Jim" Fetzer IIJames E. Fetzer II âbeloved father, grandfather, son, brother & uncleâ
SHINGLEHOUSE, PA---James E. Fetzer II, 61, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born on September 11, 1954 in Olean, NY, he was a son of James E. and Donna J. Taylor Fetzer.
Jim received his GED while serving his country from 1972 to 1973 in the U.S. Marine Corps. His service included a tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.
He was formerly employed as a welder by West Brothers in Millport and as a welder at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, NY. He was then employed by Classic Interior Completions in Willoughby, Ohio and lastly was employed as a truck driver.
In his younger years, he was a member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department. Jim loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and cooking for his family. He was a very creative person, being a gifted woodworker, having made many items for his family. His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren and his nieces and nephews.
Surviving besides his mother of Shinglehouse are three children, Autumn R. (Joshua) Brewster of Manistique, Michigan, James E. Fetzer III of Rochester, NY, and Elizabeth D. (Timothy) Ford of Arvada, Colorado; two beloved grandchildren, Isaac J. Brewster and Hannah C. Brewster; a brother, John R. (Debra) Fetzer of Shinglehouse; three sisters, Jeanne L. (Charles) Glogouski of Rome, Ohio and Marco Island, Florida, Julie A. (Adam) Stannard and Jennifer L. (Mark) Meacham, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles, who Jim truly loved.
Jim was predeceased by his father.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Saturday.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be to American Legion Donation Processing, PO Box 361623, Indianapolis, IN 46236-1626.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all - we are so very sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Mike, Beth (Austin), and Eli Bell Nov 17 2015 12:00 AM
Donna and family, we are very sorry to hear that Jim has passed. Seems that no parent should have to bury a child but yet somehow we find the strength to go on. Difficult dealing with loosing a family member, dad, mom or a friend but yet somehow we find strength again! Sorry. Bridget and Larry Graham
Bridget Graham Nov 15 2015 12:00 AM
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, Jimmy will not be forgotten.
Thoughts and Prayers,
Carla Maxson and Family
Carla Long Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM
To aunt Donna and the entire family, we are so sorry for your lost, prayers to all of you guys, with love Tom and Nancy Sicko.
Tom and Nancy Sicko Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry for the family's loss.
Becky Austin Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to the entire family.
He will be missed by all.
Joe and Jennie Glogouski Nov 13 2015 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry to hear about Jim. Lots of great memories that go back many years. Love and prayers for all of you.
Dave & Kathy Garrity Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry for your loss!
Paula and Joe McChesney Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember you talking of him often about so many great and loving memories.
Thinking of you,
Laraine Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family.. God Bless each and every one of you...
Dewey and Tobie Swift Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM