James R. Schoonover

James R. Schoonover

James R. Schoonover, 68, passed away at his home in Torbert Village along Pine Creek, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, with his best friend by his side.

Born Oct. 27, 1949 in Elmira, N.Y., he was the son to the late Robert and Alberta (Lowrey) Schoonover. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Mary Lou Schoonover Dorn Miller.

James graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School and the Williamsport Area Community College. He retired from West Company from the maintenance department.

He was a free spirit who loved the outdoors, enjoyed fly fishing, was an avid paddler, biker, skier, and had friends all over the country.

Surviving are his companion, Dana L. Himes, three nieces, several cousins, and many friends.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date for friends and family. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no formal services.

Arrangements are entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.

Online condolences may be made at www.WelkerFuneralHome.com