James F. Waldman, 79, of Loyalsock Township and formerly of Montoursville, passed away at the Muncy Skilled Nursing Unit. He was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Williamsport, to the late Joseph and Helen (Engler) Waldman.
Jim was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Montoursville. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Williamsport. After graduation he worked at Beck and Beck Dry Cleaners in Williamsport before joining the Army in 1957. When finished with his military service, he went to work for Williamsport Federal Savings and Loan in 1959 where he worked until 1988. He then worked for Lester F. Bower Real Estate for 2 years before finally retiring in 1990.
Jim was a huge automotive fan. He loved his cars and racing. He always looked forward to the weekends so he could catch the NASCAR races. He also loved the New York Yankees and enjoyed watching baseball games to pass the time. Jim was involved in many activities throughout his life. He was a past president of the Williamsport Jaycees, a past member of the Montoursville Borough council, the treasurer of the Williamsport Builders Association, a 17 year member of the Williamsport/Lycoming County Airport Authority, Lycoming County Association for the Blind, Williamsport Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 1970-1976, a member of the Gesang Verein Harmonia Club, Republican Club, and the Deer X-ing Detachment, Inc. (Marine Corps. League) in Ralston.
James F. Waldman
Jim is survived by three sons, A. James (Christine), of New Braunfels, Texas, Eric, of South Williamsport, and Christopher (Nancy), of Montoursville; six grandchildren, Kyle Dapp, Caitlin Waldman, Jordan Waldman, Jacob Waldman, Garret Waldman, and Gianna Waldman; two great-grandchildren, Carter and Riley; one sister, Sister Helen Joseph, of Danville; and one brother, Bernard (MaryAnn) Waldman, of Williamsport.
Jim was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Deichmann, Dorothy Waldman, and Rita Hall and two brothers, Carl Waldman and George Waldman.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Lycoming County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 100 Walnut St., Montoursville, 10 a.m. Friday morning. His pastor, the Rev. John Manno, will officiate. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery Williamsport.