James W. Carpenter
James W. Carpenter (Jim) age 92 of Montague, NJ passed away early Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Delaware Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in Matamoras, PA. Jim was born in Nutley, New Jersey on June 17, 1929, the son of William and Josephine Carpenter. Jim proudly served our country with the US Army. He served his community in a variety of ways. He was a member of the Minisink Reformed Church, and an active member in the following associations: The Marsch-Kellogg VFW Post of Milford Pennsylvania, Montague 206 Hunting Club, New York Hunting Club, the NRA, the last surviving member of the original 12 that founded the Montague Township Volunteer Fire Department, Montague Association for Restoration of Community History (M.A.R.C.H.), Antiques Automobile Club of America, National Shaving Mug Collectors Association, Kittatinny Masonic Lodge, and the Montague Reformed Church Cemetery Association. Jim was a passionate outdoorsman, living life to the fullest, whether walking a field, driving a hunt, sitting in a stand, or at the helm of a boat with a fishing rod in his hand. Jim lived for the outdoors. Jim was also a wonderful storyteller and loved to share his adventures with his family and friends. Jim’s dream of going to Alaska came true, and for 33 consecutive years, never missed a trip to his beloved Rocky Point Resort. As a young man, Jim started his career in the dairy industry, became a barber, and eventfully followed his calling as an antiques dealer. Along with his wife Mim, they owned and operated Carpenter's Antiques in Montague. Jim married the love of his life, Miriam Hough of Branchville New Jersey on December 1,1962, celebrating 59 years of marriage. His faithful companions were 9 springer spaniels over his lifetime and current canine best friend Ben. He is survived by his wife, Miriam Hough Carpenter of Montague New Jersey, sister Jean Blumer of Louisville Kentucky; 3 nieces, Sandra Blumer of Naples Florida, Shari Plegt (Willem) of Naples Florida, and Susan Czerwonka (John) and grandniece Meg of Louisville Kentucky. He is also survived by his cousin Ronald Decker (Sandy) of Rock Hill New York and their two children niece, Susan Bartle (Eric) of Pawling New York, and nephew, Jimmy Decker of Hurley New York, as well as many beloved friends that he cherished. Visitation will be held 10:30- 12 noon, Wednesday, December 22, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St.,Port Jervis NY. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon, Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor John Lashuay will officiate. Interment will follow at the Minisink Reformed Church Cemetery, Montague, NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to M.A.R.C.H., PO Box 1101 Montague, NJ. 07827 or to the Montague Fire Dept., 275 Clove Rd., Montague, NJ 07827. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family, visit knight-auchmoody.com.
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