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William Rowland James Jr.

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William Rowland James, Jr.

AGE: 89 • Newark

William Rowland James, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2015. He was born in Kane, Pennsylvania in 1925 to William R. James Sr. and Margery Davenport James.

Bill served our great nation in World War II where he was injured at the "Battle of the Bulge". This resulted in an honorable discharge in 1945. After returning home, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a degree in engineering. He then moved to Delaware to work for the DuPont Company for 35 years. He went on to own and operate his own carpet company, Homestead Interiors.

Bill was an avid horticulturist specializing in many varieties of orchids. He was a member of the Delaware Orchid Society for many years. He was also a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church where he sang bass in their choir for 45 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Melody C. Boulden, his daughter in law, Dorthey James, 6 grandchildren Rachel James Nalls, Sara James Woods, Tara Boulden, Nicole Boulden, Glenn Boulden and Kyle Boulden and 12 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, William R. James, III "Brick" and his wives, Elva Harmsen James and Sandra James.

A memorial service for Bill will be held at 7:30 pm on Wednesday November 25, 2015 at CHANDLER FUNERAL HOME, 7230 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin where friends may call beginning at 6:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 405 E. Marsh Lane, Suite 4, Newport, DE 19804.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2015
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