James A. Sheldon

–  06/01/2017


James A. Sheldon Sr., 87, formerly of Villa Park, IL passed away on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the Saint Mary Home in West Hartford ,CT. His wife and daughter were at his side. He was the beloved husband of Myrna (Clinton) Sheldon for 61 years.
Born in Oak Park, IL on May 14, 1929, he was the son of the late Homer L. and Mabel E. (Crum) Sheldon. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict but served stateside at Ft. Worden in Washington State. He retired after 33 years at the Chicago Transit Authority where he was a bus driver and Superintendent, Utility/Facilities Engineering and Maintenance. He had resided in Clearwater FL and Marion Indiana before moving to CT in 2010.
Besides his wife Myrna of West Hartford, CT, James is survived by his daughter Catherine Clinton of Canton, CT, a son James A. Sheldon Jr. of Sesser, IL, a grandson Michael Skipworth, great grandson Noah Joseph Skipworth both of Macomb, IL , a nephew Richard Sheldon of Montgomery, AL. He also leaves behind a beloved niece June (Lewis) Everling of Upland, IN.
He was predeceased by brothers Homer (Lee) of Illinois and Charles Sheldon of Montgomery, AL.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to the Alzheimers Resource Center 1261 S. Main St. Plantsville, CT 06479 or in your local area.

A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday June 24, 2017 at Steuerle Funeral Home 350 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, Il. 60181 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 11:00a.m. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery Hillside,Il.




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