MOUNTAIN TOP — James J. Millham, 82, of Mountain Top, died peacefully on July 7, 2014, at Emeritus Personal Care Facility, Bloomsburg.
He was born on April 28, 1932, in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late James and Nellie (Lavix) Millham.
After graduating from James M. Coughlin High School, James joined the U.S. Army. He served as a forward observer in the Korean War.
After serving his country, he worked for Foster Wheeler Corp. as a x-ray technician until its closing. He went on to work and retired from King Fifth Wheel, Mountain Top.
Jim enjoyed many successful years playing softball in both Wilkes-Barre and Mountain Top leagues. He was especially known for his ability as an underhand fast-pitcher. He was also an avid outdoorsman who cherished the time he spent hunting and fishing with family and friends.
He was a member of St. Jude Church, Mountain Top, St. Judes's Holy Name Society, Mountain Top, American Legion, Mountain Post 781, St. Jude's and Foster Wheeler bowling leagues.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Bernard Millham.
Surviving are his wife, Genevieve Millham, with whom he celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary on May 15; a son, Patrick Millham, and his wife, Mary, Bloomsburg; grandson, Patrick, Pittsburgh; and granddaughter, Angela, Lansdale. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Jim will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Funeral will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top, with a Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. in St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Mountain Top, with private interment to follow at St Francis of Assisi Cemetery, Wilkes Barre Township. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family requests all attending the funeral Mass on Thursday to assemble by 9:30 a.m. at the church.
The family requests, floral arrangements be omitted. Flowers will be provided by the family.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contributions, do so to the Columbia-Montour Boy Scouts of America, 5 Audubon Court, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.