From the Jamestown Post Journal:
James A. Widrig, 65, of 4827 Mahanna Road, Bemus Point, died Wednes-day (Dec. 14, 2011), in Roswell Park Cancer Insti-tute in Buffalo.
He was born Aug. 28, 1946, in Jamestown, the son of Robert Widrig and Arlene Curtis.
Jim attended South- western schools, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He earned the Vietnam Service Medal, the National De-fense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was a member of Bemus Point Post 557, Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he had served as commander from 2000 to 2004. He was also a direc-tor and current president of the Bemus Point Veterans Club.
Jim enjoyed his retire-ment years, which included hunting, golfing and spending time at the Half Way Farm with his family, including his brothers- in-law: Randy (Laura) Otander and Moe (Patsy) Otander.
He was a wonderful hus-band and father and was adored by his grandchil-dren.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Beth Otander Widrig, whom he married in 1976; two daughters: Jamie D. (Kenneth) Glowacki of Summerville, S.C.. and Kry-stal (Brandon) Waite of Bemus Point; two grand- children: Olivia Allison of Summerville, S.C., and Col-ton Waite of Bemus Point; two brothers: Duane Widrig of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert Widrig of Sugar Grove, Pa.; and two sisters: Patricia Zimmer of James-town, and Judy Marlett of Warren, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Kath-leen Bradley and JoAnne Hobart.
A reception to celebrate Jim's life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Bemus Point Veterans of Foreign Wars in Ellery.
To send a message to the family, visit www. present sixbeyfuneral.com.
Flowers are gratefully de-clined. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Maple Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Maple Springs, NY 14756; or to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, James-town, NY 14701
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