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James H. Manley Peru - James H. Manley, 78, of the AuSable Beach Road, Peru, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at his home. He was born in Dannemora, March 9, 1930, the son of Clinton and Susie (Edgley) Manley. Jim managed the Gulf Station on the base for several years and later owned and operated Jim Manley's welding and repair on Route 22 in Plattsburgh for many years. He also drove bus for the Peru Central School District for seven years. Jim was a charter member of the South Plattsburgh Fire Dept. and served as assistant chief for 14 years. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons AuSable River Lodge #149 in Keeseville, the Norco Shriners Club, and the Keeseville Elk's #2072. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his atv and his motorcycle, traveling in his motorhome, and working with his tractor especially racking and grooming his beach. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Virginia E. (Shipman) Manley, whom he married August 20, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Massena; one sister, Cathryn Wentworth of Shepherdsville, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and siblings, Edith Angel, Mary Dahlgren, Walter Manley, Ernest Manley, and Hazel Anderson. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 4 to 7pm at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. Members of the Keeseville Elks Lodge will be at the funeral home for a 4pm service. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 11am at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church with Rev. Marion M. Moore-Colgan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Riverside Cemetery in Plattsburgh. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at Sibley Hall in Plattsburgh or the Shriner's Children's Hospital C/O Craig Cashman. Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. 643-9055
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hamilton Funeral Home
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