James W. Donmoyer
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AGE: 82 • Jackson
James W. Donmoyer, 82, of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Sunrise of Jackson. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, on Nov. 12, 1929, son of Forrest E. and Marie T. Donmoyer. He graduated from William Penn High School in Harrisburg, PA, in 1948, and joined the U.S. National Guard while attending Shippensburg State University in 1953. In 1952, he married Patsy Walker, and in 1953 they were divorced. Jim then joined the U.S. Air Force. In 1958, while stationed at the Atlantic Highlands U.S. Air Station (the Twin Lights), he met and married Barbara Ferrugiaro. Jim remained in the Air Force for 20 years and traveled and lived in many exotic places around the world, including Germany, Japan, and Hawaii. He retired from the Air Force as a distinguished, honorable veteran of the Vietnam War in 1975. Jim settled in Monmouth Beach, NJ, where he began working for the U.S. Postal Service and became an exempt member of the Monmouth Beach Fire Department. He was also a life member of the American Legion. He retired from the Postal Service in 1986 and worked briefly for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PennDot).
He is survived by his second wife, Barbara Noonan; his 5 children, Dianne Donmoyer, Kimberly Keune, Timothy Donmoyer, Brad Donmoyer and his wife Karen, and Kelly Rogers; and his 7 grandchildren, Erika, Lindsey, Connor, Casey, Erin, Jordan, and Kelsey.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the George S. Hassler Funeral Home, 980 Bennetts Mills Road, Jackson. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in James' memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. For further information and directions, please visit www.hasslerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 26, 2012