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Donald E. JAMES

1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Donald E. JAMES Obituary
JAMES, Donald E.

Donald E. James, of Lake Park, formerly of Coventry, CT, passed away on July 13, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center Hospice, in West Palm Beach. Donald was born December 28, 1926, in Princeton, ME. He was a World War II veteran and retired from the United States Navy after twenty years of faithful service. He was a Purple Heart recipient along with receiving the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, and the Good Conduct Medal. Donald was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Edith D. James, and is survived by his son, James F. James of Connecticut; daughter-in-law, Jane Riley James of Maine; daughter, Cynthia James Fusick; grandsons, Chester J. Fusick, Jr., and Richard D. Fusick, all of Connecticut; a great-granddaughter, Staff Sergeant Christina Fusick LaRose, U.S. Army, of Ft. Devens, MA. Also surviving are his brother, Franklin James of Texas; his sister, Beulah Lane of Maine, and many nieces and nephews. Donald will be buried at sea in Norfolk, VA. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to honor his service may make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project at, or any military affiliated charity. The family wishes to thank those at the VA CLC South West Palm Beach for their devotion to the veterans in their care, kindness, and caring for the family members. A special thank you to Odett Robinson, of the VA West Palm Beach, FL, for her knowledge and guidance in all things VA related. You are truly an angel with wings. Thank You Dad; Thank You Grandpa, for your service to this country, and to us - Goodnight Sailor!

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from July 20 to July 21, 2014
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