James A. Dunham, Sr., 68, of Lyndonville, NY, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Medina Memorial Hospital. Born on April 17, 1944 in Medina, NY, he was the son of the late Earl and Frances (Stowell) Dunham.
Jim was retired from Eastman-Kodak, where he worked as a Fork Truck Mechanic for thirty years. Jim enjoyed airplanes, boats, motorcycles and refurbishing guns.
Jim is survived by a son, James A. Dunham, Jr.; a daughter, Nicole Dunham, both of Lyndonville; granddaughters, Cheyenne and Cianna Button; a sister, Earlene (Ron) Kettle of Las Vegas, Nevada. Jim had several nieces and nephews, including a special place in his heart for Michael Goheen of Mesquite TX, Mark Goheen of Medina, and Scott Derry of Hamlin, Russell and Randy Heideman, both of Lyndonville and Randy Heideman of Medina. Also, good friends, Terry Mikolaichik of Hamlin, Tommy Mikolaichik of Albion and Larry Becker of Clarendon. Jim is predeceased by a step-mother, Dorothy Merrill Dunham; a sister, Marian Dunham Goheen; a brother-in-law, Norman Goheen; a brother, Roger Dunham; a sister-in-law, Patricia Coffey Dunham; and a nephew, Norman Goheen.
There are no calling hours. A private memorial will be held this summer at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in Jim's name to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240 or to Yates Community Library, 15 N. Main St., Lyndonville, NY 14098. Arrangements were made through the Bates & Tuttle Funeral Home.
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