James W. Chamberlain

By Orleans Hub Posted 14 November 2022 at 11:43 am

SHAMOKIN DAM – James Wesley “Jim” Chamberlain, 76, of Shamokin Dam entered into rest on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.  James was born on March 31, 1946 in Rochester, New York. He was the son of the late Wesley and Vivian (Matterson) Chamberlain. On September 3, 1978 he married the former Debra Walter of Middleburg, who survives.

Jim graduated from Albion High School and was a US Army veteran with the rank of Private and served during the Vietnam War.

He retired as an x-ray film cutter from Eastman Kodak after 32 years. After moving to Shamokin Dam, he was employed as lawn maintenance at the Susquehanna Country Club retiring after 20 years of service.

He was a people person who liked to talk with anyone on the telephone, watching and waving to people on his front porch with his wife Debbie and keeping contact with friends and family on Facebook.

Jim loved the outdoors, he enjoyed mowing, watching hummingbirds and other wildlife, and caring for his dog “Cuddles”. He also liked putting together puzzles with his best friend Wendell Ottson.

In addition to his wife Debbie of 44 years, Jim is survived by his son Walter Chamberlain at home, a daughter Heidi (Jonathan) Rine of Danville, two grandchildren, Kirsten Shutt and McClain Shutt, a brother-in-law Dennis McIntyre of Georgia, two sisters-in-law Betty Houtz of Milton and Nancy (Earl) Bowersox of Middleburg, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by a sister Dorothy McIntyre and a brother-in-law Richard Houtz.

A celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 6631, Route 522, Selinsgrove. Please contact Debbie at 570-809-2654 for those wishing to attend. Arrangements by the V. L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High Street, Selinsgrove.