ONEONTA – Thelma J. James, 87, a former resident of Los Angeles and New York City, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at AO Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta.
She was born on January 25, 1929 in New York City, the daughter of Justus and Else (Ketels) Lorenzen. She married Luther James who predeceased her in 2006.
For many years, Thelma was employed as an Administrative Assistant for Mass Mutual in Los Angeles, CA.
She is survived by her sister, Elsie I. and Ronald Haus of Mt. Vision; her brother, Edward Lorenzen of New Jersey; 2 nieces, Karen and Oscar Moran of Woodside, Calif., and Justine and Hector O’Connor of Chicago, Ill.; and a nephew Erik and Deborah Haus of San Mateo, Calif..
In addition to her parents and husband, Luther, she was also predeceased by a sister, Irma O’Connor.
A memorial service will take place privately at the convenience of the family.
Those who wish to make donations in Thelma’s memory are kindly asked to give to the Susan B. Remillard Fund, AO Fox Hospital, 1 Norton Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820. Please make checks payable to the “Fox Hospital Susan Remillard Fund.”
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website:www.grummonsfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are entrusted to the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta