With his family by his side, James Henry Stroud Jr., 54, of Millheim, passed from this life on Aug. 30, after battling with cancer. Jim, a son of Alice B. Greene Stroud and the late James Henry Stroud, Sr., was born in Jersey Shore on Aug. 6, 1959. He was a 1977 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. In 1982, Jim married the love of his life, Wendy Kay Feerrar who survives at their home in Millheim.
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by five children, Corey Keefer, (Candy) of Nichols, NY., Buffy Neese, (Bill) of Jersey Shore, Scott Stroud, (Michelle) of Bellefonte, Jamie Klaue, (Nick) of Woodward and Nicole Potter, (Mike) of State College. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Jared Ferguson, Nathan and Marissa Neese, Lilly and Collin Keefer, Isaac and Mackenzie Klaue, Mason Stroud, and Landon Potter. Jim is also survived by four siblings, Len Stroud (Barb), Vickie Kitchen, Timothy Stroud, (Irene) and Genea Marshall.
Jim was employed as a graphic designer with Century 21 Media (Nittany Valley Offset) and self employed through JHStroud Designs. He loved being outdoors, indulging in his favorite activities of hiking and photography, as well as spending time with his grandchildren and family. Jim loved the Lord and served him by sharing his passion for playing the drums on several praise teams and serving as a youth leader for many years.
James Henry Stroud Jr.
Aug. 6, 1959 to Aug. 30, 2013
In accordance with Jim's wishes, there will be no public services. Contributions in memory of Jim may be given to The American Cancer Society, 123 S. Sparks St., State College, PA 16801, or to Grane Hospice, 106 Zee Plaza, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stevenrnefffuneralhome.com.