GENESEE - James M. "Jim" Thielges, 62, of 2230 Peet Brook Road, lost his 12-year battle with cancer on Wedesday (May 22, 2013) at home. Throughout these years, he showed his strength and courage and was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
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Jim was born May 27, 1950, in Port Allegany, and was a son of Dale and Imogene Dufton Thiegles.
Jim worked at Elliott's Saw Mill during the summer and as a groundskeeper in different places in Florida during the winter months for a number of years. He owned and operated "Jim's Handyman and Cleaning Service" until his retirement in about 2010, due to his illness. Jim loved to ride his Harley with Susie. He also enjoyed fishing, and camping and spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by Susie Tucker, his lifelong companion of 23 years, and she was the love of his life.
He is also survived by one son, Michael (Jess) Thielges of Crosby; one daughter, Michelle Reis of Saxonburg; one stepson, Rob L. (Julie) Rees of Stayton, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Mindy Tucker of Port Orange, Fla.; four grandchildren, Amanda, Brandon, Shyanne and Joshua; two brothers, Dale Thielges of Port Allegany and Bob Thielges of Two Rivers, Ark.; three sisters, Joanne Petrosewitz of Coudersport, Janice (Gary) Lias of Falls Creek and Marguerite Parker of Port Allegany; and several special nieces and nephews.
No visitation will be held. A memorial service will be held at a future date and time to be announced.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc. 646 E. State St., Olean, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
for Melanoma Research, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Bradford Era from May 27 to June 3, 2013