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James Rankin Fenstermacher

June 30, 1937 ~ June 14, 2020 (age 82)


James Rankin Fenstermacher, 82, of Muncy Exchange Road, Muncy, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at his home.

Born June 30, 1937 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Lowe) Fenstermacher. He and his wife, the former Esther P. Foley were married April 5, 1958.  They celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage before her death Jan. 5, 2013.

James attended Muncy High School. He worked in sheet metal layout for the former Sprout-Waldron, now Andritz, for 44 years before retiring and was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

He was a member of Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery.

An avid outdoorsman, James was a founder and former President of the Ned Rock Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the NRA and the Coon Hunters Association. James was also fond of woodworking and was affectionately known by many as “The Woodsman.” Most of all, he loved spending time with his family; especially taking trips to the seashore, and with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sharing his outdoors skills.

Surviving are one son, James (Teresa) Fenstermacher, of Muncy; two daughters, Diane Culver, of Williamsport and Margie (Steve) Snyder, of Turbotville; one nephew whom he raised, Steve Shaffer, of Milton; one sister, Martha Shief, of Montgomery; four brothers, Frank (Paula) Fenstermacher, of Montgomery, Timothy (Barbara) Fenstermacher, of Hughesville, Sylvan Fenstermacher, of Picture Rocks and Valentine (Pamela) Fenstermacher, of Watsontown; 10 grandchildren, Ray (Fawn) Ranck, Cheri Ranck, Amy (Chris) Moyer, Sherry (Bryson) Osman, April (Jason) Montesdeoca, Jeffrey (Jess) Ranck, Joshua (Tz) Montesdeoca, Amanda (Shane) Spencer, Nicole (Brennan) Wodrig, and Megan (Ronald) Schirk; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by four sisters, Delores Levan, Patricia Little, Celia Holmes and Yvonne Delany; son-in-law, Joseph Culver; and a granddaughter, Samantha Montesdeoca.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clinton Baptist Church, 60 Warren St., Montgomery, with his minister, Pastor David Jacobs, officiating.

Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests contributions be made to either the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231, or online at or the American Cancer Society, Lycoming Unit, 1948 West Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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June 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grenoble Funeral Home
121 S. Main St.
Muncy, PA 17756

Funeral Service
June 18, 2020

11:00 AM
Clinton Baptist Church
60 Warren St.
Montgomery, PA 17752

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