William Q. James, Jr., 76, Collegeville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was the husband of Marilyn Buckwalter Styer James. |
He was born in Royersford on Sept. 18, 1937, son of the late William Q. and Geraldine Bechtel James.
William retired with 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force as a TSGT, weapons control systems technician and was a Vietnam War veteran.
He received a bachelor of science degree in history from the University of Missouri in 1986 and worked for the university from 1986 to 1997 as a computer programmer analyst II.
He was a very active member of Spring City American Legion Post 602 and served on many committees and was commander in 2003-2004.
In addition to his wife he is survived by son, Jeffrey Mark, husband of Petra S. James, Sunbury; stepchildren, Russell B. Hunsberger, Phoenixville; Laurel E. Black, Lebanon; Heidi-lyn, wife of Alan Morse, Vero Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; half-sister, Geraldine Castillo, Maine; half-brothers, Jose Castillo, Cooper City, Fla.; Pepe Castillo, Ga.; Karl Lee, husband of Marsha James, Royersford and Gary, husband of Robin James, Pottstown.
Williams's memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances in William's memory may be made to the Hospice Unit Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042; or Spring City American Legion Post 602, 25 N. Main Street, Spring City, PA 19475; or Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main Street, Trappe, PA 19426.
For additional information please call Porterfield- Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd., Lebanon, PA, 717-272-4634 or to share on line condolences visit www.porterfieldscheidfh.com
Published in The Mercury on Oct. 28, 2013