James Baumgardner (1927 - 2016)

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James "Jim" Milton Baumgardner, CDR Supply Corps U.S. Navy (Ret.), 89, passed peacefully in Savannah Hospice on July 5th, 2016 surrounded by family. Born in Frederick, MD January 26, 1927, he was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Ethel Baumgardner, younger sister Betty Hoskins, and his grandson, CAPT Matthew Freeman, USMC. James was married to the love of his life, Betty Jean Baird who preceded him in death in April 2014. He was the brother to older sister Frances Bosley of Baltimore, MD. James is survived by his daughter Jo Ann Avellone (Bill) of Lake Bluff, IL; daughter Lisa Lee Freeman (Gary) of Richmond Hill, GA; and son Charles Raymond Baumgardner (Ruth) of Hampton, VA. Jim was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Jim was a career naval officer in the Supply Corps from 1944 to 1967. He received his bachelor's degree from Villanova University and his MBA from The George Washington University. After retiring from the Navy, he chose a second career as a systems analyst with various oil companies ending with Standard Oil of Indiana. His lifelong affiliation with the United Methodist Church started at Tom's Creek United Methodist Church in Emmitsburg, MD and ended as a member of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church in Richmond Hill, GA. He was a member of the Yorktown Virginia Masonic Lodge and the Sons of the American Revolution. James and Betty will be interred together at the Baumgardner plot in Keysville, MD. A memorial service and a celebration of his life will be held in the fall of this year in Maryland. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made either to The Matthew Freeman Project, P.O. Box 1608, Richmond Hill, GA 31324-1608 (http://freemanproject.org) or to Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1480, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

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Richmond Hill Funeral Home - Richmond Hill
8901 Ford Ave. P.O. Box 999
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912) 756-7575
Published in Carroll County Times on July 8, 2016
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