Mr. James W. Terhune, age 71, of 8878 Sawmill Run Road, Little Valley, New York, passed on from this earth, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York following a long illness.
Born on November 23, 1939, in Salamanca, New York, he was the son of the late William & Geraldine Myrick Terhune. On October 27, 1962, he was married to the former Molly Shepard, who survives.
Mr. Terhune was employed at Fancher Furniture Company for 30 years. He was also employed at Bush Industries in Little Valley, New York, where a leg injury brought on disability, and retirement in 1995.
In his younger days, he liked working on cars, being with and helping family and friends. Later, he enjoyed working in the garden, his home, going to auctions, and lastly playing with "Mikey", a beagle puppy.
Surviving besides his wife are: 2 sons, Jeffrey Terhune, Sawmill Run Road, Little Valley, New York, Mark Terhune, Glenmoore, PA; a close family friend, Michael M. Tammy.
At the request of James and the family, there will be no visitation or funeral services.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York.
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