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James C. DeFinnis

July 3, 1948 ~ February 2, 2022 (age 73)

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James C. DeFinnis, 73, of Berwick passed away Wednesday February 2, 2022 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was born July 3, 1948 in Danville, a son of the late Daniel and Dorothy (Humphries) DeFinnis.

James (Jim) was a lifetime Berwick resident and as a youth James participated in Boy Scouts and earned the highest rank becoming an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Berwick High School and joined the 814th Infantry Reserve out of Bloomsburg. He then worked four years at the family owned business, Dan’s Tailor Shop before he started his lifelong career as a stonemason working until he retired from Bill Anski’s Co. in Elysburg. Jim was a proud member of the BAC Local 5 PA for his entire career. James was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Berwick and enjoyed attending services with his family.

Jim was always known to be a hard worker for his family; he worked tirelessly and never let anyone go without. His greatest joy was his time spent at home with his family. “Grandpop” enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. Jim loved searching for and collecting Native American Artifacts as well as refinishing antique furniture.

James is survived by his wife the former Lorraine Uram, whom he married November 22, 1969, two children; Michele Ouimet husband Vance of Nescopeck, Samuel DeFinnis wife Kelly of Cambra, PA, three grandchildren; Ellie Ouimet, Emily Ouimet, and Samuel DeFinnis II. As well as his brother Dr. John DeFinnis and wife Janice of Berwick, and many nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents as well as brother Daniel DeFinnis.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 11:00 am at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1600 Fowler Ave, Berwick with his pastor, Rev. Christine Kirchner officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends Monday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 1024 Market St., Berwick and Tuesday morning from 10:00 am until the time of service at the Church.

Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com. The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Berwick is handling arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
February 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc.
1024 Market St
Berwick, PA 18603

Visitation
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1600 Fowler Ave.
Berwick, PA 18603

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1600 Fowler Ave.
Berwick, PA 18603

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