Died: September 14, 1998
Married: Marion Abbott Flint
Children: (all step) Ardith Goff, Lorna Oliver, Bunny Symonds, Wanda Burcume, Rhoda Burcume, Lee Flint
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.