James G. Neefe “beloved husband, father and grandfather”
COUDERSPORT, Pa.---James G. “Jim” Neefe, 90, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 15, 2020, after a long illness.
Born on Thursday, October 24, 1929 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Richard C. and Irene M. Seeger Neefe. On October 25, 1952 in Kane, he married Charlotte A. Prindle, who survives.
Jim graduated from Coudersport High School and attended Lincoln School of Welding in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a US Navy veteran having served on the USS Beatty from 1949 to 1951. He was employed by PENNDOT as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator and retired from Dresser Rand in Olean, NY, retiring after 25 years of service.
Jim enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, watching sports, and working outside on his home and yard. He was a talented artist.
Surviving besides his wife are three children, Steven J. (Theresa Cline) Neefe of Coudersport and twins, James A. (Julie A. Herzog) Neefe of Boiling Springs and Julie A. (Ronn) Page of Auburn, Indiana; three grandsons, Steven Neefe of Coudersport, Marshall Neefe of Newville, and Cody Neefe of Boiling Springs; four great-grandsons; Branden, Jorden, Hayden, and Oliver; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by four brothers, Charles, Dick, Kenny and Cecil; and two sisters, Charlotte and Phyllis.
Private burial services will be held in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport with the Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Jim entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
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