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BRANTINGHAM - James H. “Jim” Mealus, 73, of Partridgeville Road, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica

There will be an informal gathering from 2-6 p.m. on Monday July 21, 2014, at the home of Steve and Julie Cummings, 7170 Brantingham Road, Greig, NY 13345 with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held at the convenience of the family in Brantingham Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Taking Care of Our Own, PO Box 155, Lyons Falls, NY 13368.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Joyce; two daughters, Julie and Steve Cummings of Brantingham; Cherie Mealus of Brantingham; twin brothers, Don and Doug Mealus of Lyons Falls; two granddaughters, Heather and Mark Holland; Megan Nellenback and her companion, Ben Bradish; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jim was born on July 1, 1941 in Lowville, a son of the late Howard and Rose Carrera Mealus. He attended country school at Burdick’s Crossing and General Martin High School. Jim worked for Widmeyer and Plato Feed Mill before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1961, serving until his honorable discharge in 1963. After his service, he went back to work for Widmeyer and Plato. On August 29, 1964, he married Joyce L. Monks at St. Mary’s Church in Glenfield. Jim worked for Lyons Falls Agway before working as a truck driver for many years. He currently drove for Alnye Trucking of Utica for over 30 years.

One of his greatest passions was hunting at the North Pond Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping in Lake George, attending NASCAR races, and family gatherings.

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