Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.This photograph was published a third time, with a caption reading "Pvt. James W. Fletoher of Vermontville, who has received his release from active duty in the Army. He saw action during the Italian campaign and was wounded in battle. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fletcher of that village."
Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.
Born: August 4, 1920

Died: September 14, 1998

Married: Marion Abbott Flint

Children: (all step) Ardith Goff, Lorna Oliver, Bunny Symonds, Wanda Burcume, Rhoda Burcume,  Lee Flint

James W. Fletcher was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Fletcher of Vermontville.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 16, 1998

James W. Fletcher

SARANAC LAKE - James W. Fletcher, 78, of Vermontville, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Born Aug. 4, 1920 in Rockburn, Quebec, he was the son of William and Effie (Simpson) Fletcher.

He married Marion Abbott Flint on June 5, 1971.

Mr. Fletcher was employed in various capacities at several hospitals as an aide, a kitchen worker and in the housekeeping departments in Laurens, S.C. for 18 years. He worked at Saranac Lake General Hospital, Will Rogers Hospital, and at Sunmount from 1969 until he retired in 1986. He continued to work part-time for Green Thumb and the town of Franklin landfill until his retirement.

He was a veteran of WW II, serving in the Army. He was awarded a purple heart for wounds received in action, as well as the American Legion Silver Star Citation. Mr. Fletcher enjoyed fishing, gardening, and word puzzles.

Survivors include: his wife; two sisters, Marion Hamm of Vermontville and Eileen Waters of Canasota; a brother, Herbert Fletcher of Saranac Lake; six stepchildren, Ardith Goff, Lorna Oliver, Bunny Symonds, and Wanda Burcume all of Saranac Lake, and Rhoda Burcume of Canton and Lee Flint of Saranac Lake; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Rose Liverman.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A veterans service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Union Cemetery in Vermontville with Rev. Betty Jean Goodwin officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association in care of the funeral home.