James William Fairman, 86, of Indiana, formerly of Youngtown, Ohio and Creekside, passed away, Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
A son of the late Walter M. and Marjorie Pounds Fairman, he was born June 15, 1926, in Indiana.
Mr. Fairman worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the Army. Jim was a corporal, serving in the paratrooper division, stationed in Germany. He received the Good Conduct medal, National Defense medal, and the Occupation medal. After returning from the Army, Jim went to Youngstown, Ohio, working for Republic Steel, Coke Oven Division, until his retirement. Years after his retirement, he moved back to Pennsylvania. Jim enjoyed telling jokes, going to flea markets, doing crossword puzzles, taking walks and feeding the wildlife on the farm. He liked going Sam’s in Smicksburg, where he enjoyed eating with his friends.
He is survived by three brothers: Thomas M. Fairman, of Home; Walter M. Fairman, of Niles, Ohio; Joseph N. Fairman and wife Nancy, of Bridgeton, NJ.; three sisters: Alice Hager, Millville, NJ; Catherine Williamson and husband Dave, Newfield, NJ: Linda Liptak, Dixonville; a sister-in-law, Audrey Fairman, of Youngstown, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his fiancée, Audrey VanHorn; two brothers: Richard C. Fairman and Jack L. Fairman; a sister, Margaret Genesi; a nephew, Jack Fairman, Jr.; two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.
Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Robinson-Lytle, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10001.