James W. Finnerty, 77, of Tioga, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family.
James was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Elkland, a son of Charles and Iva (Westmiller) Finnerty. He was the husband of Brenda (Rice) Finnerty and would have celebrated 40 years of marriage on July 22.
James had been employed at Walmart as a cashier and greeter. He was a United States Air Force
veteran having served during the Korean War
. James enjoyed bowling, building model trains, lawn work, gardening, camping, motorcycling, and was a member of the Canyon Riders Motorcycle Group.
James is survived by his wife, Brenda; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Joyce Finnerty, Jr. of Mooresville, N.C., Zachary and Kathy Finnerty of Mooresville, N.C., Patrick Finnerty of Woodhull, N.Y.; two step-sons, Gordon (Reta) Mays of Bridgeport, W.Va., Timmothy Mays of Covington; four daughters and sons-in-law, Diana "Sis" Jeffers, Maleea and Steve LesKevon of Woodhull, N.Y., Shannon and Blaine Conrad of Mansfield, Jewel Finnerty of Lakeland, Fla.; three step-daughters, Roxanne (Tom) Allen of Nelson, Michelle Briggs of Tioga, Kathy Rhoades of Sacramento, Calif.; 41 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Nola Reams of Knoxville. He was predeceased by two sisters, Evalena and Peggy and three brothers, John, Ed and Dick.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Thursday, April 25, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will follow calling hours on Thursday at 3 p.m., at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Jonathon West officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery, Bath, N.Y. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.