Obituary of James Lee Fournier
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James Lee “Jim" Fournier
May 20, 1946 – March 8, 2022.
Jim passed away peacefully after a short, but courageous battle with cancer at Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown NY, at the age of 75.
He was born Amarillo, Texas, spent most of his childhood in Rouses Point, NY, until the family relocated to Middletown, NY.
In 1964 Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served his county during the Vietnam War.
He married Diane Marie Bell of Tyngsboro, Mass., on Nov. 28, 1970.
Jim’s hobbies included bowling, camping, watching Yankees Baseball, boating, and vintage cars, (motor head), His favorite car was his 1932 Ford which will now be passed on to his son John.
Additionally, he was a builder, carpenter, electrician, and a plumber. He came from a time when you didn’t pay someone to come and fix it; you fixed it yourself.
Jim worked for Ottaway Newspapers, he was a pioneer in early computer programming, known throughout the county as a master in newspaper database technology. Jim helped design one of the largest mainframe data storage systems for newspapers in the county. “If you read a newspaper in the United States in the 90s, there is a pretty good chance that paper passed through the system that Jimmy helped to design.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Rose Fournier; his brother, John “Jack” Fournier; his sister, Judy Newell; and his nephew, Michael Fournier.
Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane M. Fournier, of Huguenot, NY, his son John Fournier, his wife Rosemarie, and Grandson Jordan, of Milford, Pa: He is survived by his two brothers Brother's Joseph Fournier, and his wife Diana of Arizona: Jerome Fournier and his wife Robin of Port Jervis, NY; His Nephew Jeramie Fournier, and niece Jaelyn Fournier of Port Jervis, Dear In-laws Patricia & Paul Guallini of Middletown NY, Nieces Gail, Lori, and Michelin all of Arizona, several great nieces/nephews and longtime friends.
Jimmy was loved by all. His passing will especially be felt by the car club/show community.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Veteran's Foundation of one's choice.
Arrangements made by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home Inc., 154 East Main St., Port Jervis, NY. To send an online condolence, visit www.knight-auchmoody.com.
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