David L. James

David L. James

David L. James, 81, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at his home in Flemington following a long and courageous battle with IPF.

Born Jan. 8, 1940, he was the son of Charles N. and Margaret Lee James.

David was a 1957 graduate of Lock Haven High School where he was active in football and wrestling.

On April 22, 1961, he married the former Diane Spangler, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage.

David was employed by Hammermill Paper Company and was the Manager of the Hammermill Federal Credit Union for 25 years until his retirement.

He was a lifelong member of The United Lutheran Church, Lock Haven.

David loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He enjoyed his many trips to Quebec with his hunting buddies as well as several trip to 1000 Islands with family. David also cherished his time in Florida visiting relatives while waiting for the planting season back home in Pennsylvania to arrive. He loved working in his garden and tending to the flowers.

David was an accomplished winemaker who loved sharing with friends, talking wine and visiting wineries everywhere he traveled.

Most important to David, though, were family get togethers.

In addition to his wife of 60 years, Diane James, he is survived by a sister, Barbara (Don) Zepp of California; two children: Joni (William) Lavelle of Cresco and Donald C. (Susan) James of Mingoville; three grandchildren: Bill Lavelle, Jr. of Colorado, Nathan (Tosha) James of Bellefonte and Danielle James of Mingoville; two great grandchildren: Emberlynn James and Brayden Shellenberger; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Donald G. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 231 High St., Flemington with Rev. Karl Runser officiating. Interment will follow at Dunnstown Cemetery.

Friends and family will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his church, United Evangelical Lutheran Church or UPMC Family Hospice through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given by visiting www.donaldwalkerfuneralhome.com