James Roderick Chisholm, 85
James Roderick Chisholm, 85, a resident at Oak Leaf Manor, Landisville, went home to be with his Lord Jesus on June 6, 2006 following a brief illness while at the Heart of Lancaster Hospital in Lititz.
Jim was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of the late George and Bessie Chisholm. In 1941 he married the love of his life and high school sweetheart E. Isabelle (Nelson) Chisholm; they would have been married for 65 years this June 9th.
Isabelle is a resident at Oak Leaf Manor in Landisville. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Donald, David, and Alex and two sisters, Frances and Ann. Surviving him are his three sons, Ronald J. Chisholm and his wife Diane of Palm Harbor, FL, Scott W. Chisholm and his wife Barbara of Lititz, PA, and Mark D. Chisholm of Edgewood, WA. Four grandchildren Blake Chisholm, Tina Jerema, Todd Stryffeler, Tami Wotring and Three great grandchildren Aaron Mc Master, Evan and Lillian Wotring.
Jim was a graduate of Fitch High School in Austintown, OH where he lettered in various sports. After World War II he graduated from Marquette University with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. He was President of Hamilton Precision Metals, Inc. in East Petersburg for 16 ½ years from 1977 to 1994. He previously served in executive positions with W.B. Driver Company, special metals division in Newark, NJ, Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Blairsville, PA, and the Dresser Products, Inc. in Great Barrington, MA. He was a member of the American Metallurgical Society, the American Society Testing Metals, and the Nuclear Society. A veteran of the United States Army, he served during World War II and received a Purple Heart for wounds received defending his country in France.
Dad made time each day to read and study the Word of God. He managed his Business life and lead his household on the principles and morals set forth in the Bible. Tears of joy and sorrow fill our family for we will miss him dearly but the Scriptures say that absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for believers. He was a loving husband, a sincere and compassionate friend, and a terrific and caring father. It will be difficult not to think of him with each page of the Bible we read or with each cup of coffee and donut we have for the rest of our lives. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of James to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
A memorial service will be held at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititiz, PA, on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may pay their respects to the family at the funeral home from 1:00-2:00 p.m.