In memory of
James Richard Sheetz
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In memory of
James Richard Sheetz
SANFORD, FLORIDA - James Richard Sheetz, 96, passed away in Sanford, Florida, on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He was born in Pottstown, Pennsyl vania, on February 17, 1920, the son of Calvin and Helen, one of their six children. He married Virginia DeNeff in 1950, who passed in 2002. Jim graduated from Newark High School (1937) and Clarkson College (1943), where he served as senior class president at both schools. Jim graduated college with a degree in engineering and was third in his family to be awarded the Merit Cup for academic excellence. Jim entered active Army service in 1943. During WWII, Jim served as Captain, Combat Engineer Unit in the European Theatre and commanded a platoon of 44 combat engineers under combat conditions. Jim lived the majority of his life in upstate New York (Newark and Penfield). He worked all his life for a construction firm, John B. Pike & Sons. He retired to Florida in 2001. Jim will be remembered most as a great dad and beloved Grandpa. Jim is survived by his two children, Terry and Rick; daughter-in-law, Susan; and two grandchildren, Lauren and Calvin. He was preceded in death by his sister, Cora and four brothers, Clayton, Carl, Ed, and Will.
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