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Obituaries

August 20, 2013

James A. Waldron

James A. Waldron

CHICOPEE, Mass. — James A. Waldron was born on Aug.13, 1954, in Holyoke, Mass., and passed away on Aug. 6, 2013, in Springfield, Mass.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edna and Claude Waldron Sr. He is survived by: sister, Genevie and Donald Mott of Masonville; brother, Joan and Donald Puffer, Granby, Mass.; sister and caretakers, Vivian and Larry Granger, Chicopee, Mass.; sister, Marjorie Tiffany, Sidney; half-sister, Elizabeth Dixson, Sidney; and by good friends and neighbors, Joan and Richard Ozga, Chicopee, Mass. James is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, his church family and friends at Riverside Industries. No matter where he lived or traveled, he always made new friends.

He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in South Hadley, Mass., for many years.

James worked at Riverside Industries Inc., in Easthampton, Mass., for 15 years. Whatever the task he was asked to do, he willingly did it.

James enjoyed church hymns, Bluegrass music, playing cards, games, singing, picnics, birthday parties, ice cream on Rt. 47, McDonald’s, holding babies and campfires on the back lawn with family and friends.

Although James had health problems through the years, he over came them and had a wonderful appreciation for life.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Riverside Industries Inc., 1 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA 01027 would be greatly appreciated.

Visiting hours will be at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, on Aug. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. in the Ouleout Valley Cemetery in Franklin, with Eugene Pigford officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will be held at the Franklin American Legion immediately following the service.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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