James A. Dunkleberger, 68, of Fox Hollow Road, Williamsport, went to be with the Lord, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at the Williamsport Hospital.
Born March 20, 1943, in Williamsport, he was a son of LaRue and Ocie Cox Dunkleberger.
Jim was a 1961 graduate of Williamsport High School and also graduated from Williamsport Technical Institute. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel and retired from Hermance Machine in 2006. He was a member of VFW No. 7863 DuBoistown. Jim attended Fairlawn Community Church and Oak Grove Alliance Church. He enjoyed collecting old tractors most notably his Allis Chalmers and Case tractors. Jim enjoyed camping, cooking, riding motorcycles, NASCAR, and especially having his grandchildren around him.
Jim was an honorable, hard-working man who took pride in his family, his home and his faith.
Surviving are his wife, Mary (Saulter) Dunkleberger, who he married Aug. 20, 1982; three children, Colin S. Miller of Jersey Shore, Ronald L. Dunkleberger of Jersey Shore and Vikki M. Alex of Taylorsville, N.C., as well as the "daughter of his heart", Gail Randall of Williamsport; six grandchildren, John Barrett, Lillian Sue Miller, Michael Miller, Victoria Miller, Adreanna Dunkleberger and Jimmy Dunkleberger; two great-grandchildren Zander and Serenity Barrett. Also surviving Jim are three siblings, Gladys Vaughn of Williamsport, Ken (Ann) Dunkleberger of Williamsport and Eileen (Glen) Lewis of Hughesville.
Jim was preceded in death by a son, Daniel C. Miller, on Dec. 25, 2006.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, with Pastor Steve Cutter of Fairlawn Community Church officiating. Burial will be held in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, with military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sanders Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Jim's name may be made to the Y.M.C.A. Capital Campaign, 320 Elmira St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or Children's Development Center, 625 W. Edwin St., Williamsport, PA 17701.