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May 21, 2013

James M. Gravelding

James M. Gravelding

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — James M. Gravelding, 66, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Richfield Springs, passed away at his home in Florida on May 16, 2013, with his loving wife Pam by his side.

Jim was born in Cooperstown, the son of Earl and Dorothy (Hannahs) Gravelding. He married the former Pamela Trumbull on Oct. 5, 1974.

Jim was very proud of his service in the United States Army serving during Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post 17 in New Smyrna Beach for many years. He loved being in or near the water his entire life including swimming, fishing, shrimping and boat rides. He especially loved being at Canadarago Lake where he could visit with family and life-long friends. He loved to dance and had a great sense of humor.

Besides his parents, Jim was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald in 1979 and Joseph in 2012.

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Pam of 38 years; his brother, David and Ellie Gravelding of Richfield Springs; two sisters- in law, Linda Gravelding of Deer Park Texas and Connie and husband, Randy Christian of Richfield Springs; nephews, Dan, Mark, Mike and David Gravelding; nieces, Kim Miller, Wendy Brannigan, Jennifer Fletcher and Jill Johnson; 19 great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at

Interment will be later this summer in Richfield Springs.

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