James H. Winder
James H. Winder, 80, a resident of Montgomery, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
He was born Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1939, at Elmira, Chemung County, New York, a son of the late Mahlon and Louise (Clark) Winder. He was married to the former Gisela Patz who preceded him in death on Jan. 3, 2018.

Jim was a 1957 graduate of Montgomery/Clinton High School and furthered his education at Lycoming College. He honorably served his country with the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
He was employed as a dye lab manager at Warshows in Milton, retiring in 2004.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, Montgomery, the Bower-Decker American Legion Post 251, Montgomery where he was a past commander, the Muncy Lodge 299 F.&A.M., the Zafar Grotto, South Williamsport, the 40 et 8, the Marine Corps League, the Clinton Volunteer Fire Company where he served as chief for 15 years, the Montgomery Sports Hall of Fame, the Red Ridge Hunting Club, and the Station House's Old Cronies.
Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing and took up golf when he retired so that he could play with his grandson. Jim coached Montgomery Junior High football and for 20 years was the scout of the Montgomery High School football team.

He is survived by two daughters, Monika Powell and her companion Ken Barner of Watsontown, and Gail Warren and husband Terry of Montgomery; one grandson, Brett Powell of Hanover; two sisters, Lois Wertman and husband Paul of Muncy, and Elinor Hallabuk of LaPorte.
In addition to his wife, Jim was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Winder; and one sister, Dolly Bastian.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, 108 N. Main St., Muncy, followed by the funeral at 11, with Max Walters Jr., pastor of the Lairdsville Faith Church officiating.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Montgomery with full military honors accorded by the joint veterans organizations.

Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.
Published on January 14, 2020


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