James K. Valley

Male - 2015

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  • Name James K. Valley 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Mar 2015 
    Person ID I50845  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Leon L. Valley,   b. 1886,   d. Feb 1964  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jessie D. Kissel 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16784  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • VALLEY
      Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - March 29, 2015Browse Issues
      James K. Valley

      March 27, 2015

      James K. Valley, 97 of Pulaski, died Friday, at the Samaritan Hospital in Watertown, NY. He was born the second son of Leon L. and Jesse Kissel Valley on a farm near Maple View, NY, Oswego County. He went to the Fernwood Elementary and then on to high school at Pulaski Academy, graduating in 1934. Jim worked on the Valley Farm until 1936-37 and took a winter course at Cornell University in Poultry Husbandry. He was active in 4H Clubs for eight years and the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was a troop leader in Fernwood and Maple View, NY. He bought the family farm in 1942 and operated the same until 1974. He was able to pay off the mortgage in 10 years which was considered an accomplishment. He went to work for the New York State Department of Transportation in 1965 and retired in 1980. In his retirement years, Jim enjoyed gardening and home improvements for 20 years. Jim loved flowers and his church, the United Methodist Church in Fernwood since age 12. He was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Mexico Senior Citizens. Jim loved and trusted all his neighbors throughout his life and would like to Thank God for country living and being close to nature and praise god for giving him life.

      Jim was predeceased by his wife, Mable in 2008 and his siblings, Richard Valley, Wilbur Valley and Geraldine Schaefer.

      Surviving are his son, John D. (Geneva) Valley of King, NC; his daughter, Julie Snyder of Pulaski along with nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

      Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m., Monday from the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY. Spring burial will take place in the Mexico Village Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday prior to the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim's name may be made to the Dugway United Methodist Church.