James A. Vanderhoof, 59, of Youngsville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at his home, sur-rounded by his loving fam-ily.
Jim was born on July 13, 1954 in Jamestown, N.Y., a son to Guy and Joanne (Hall) Vanderhoof. He was a Gulf War Veteran, serving as an Aviation Boatswains Mate in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. Within his 20 years, Jim served on 5 dif-ferent aircraft carriers; Sara-toga, America, Coral Sea, Nimitz and the Roosevelt. After his honorable discharge, he worked for Meridien Hardwoods for many years and most re-cently worked for Huber Blacktop Company. Jim was a member of the Youngsville American Le-gion and the Sugar Grove AmVets. He enjoyed hunt-ing and riding motorcycles; he was a wonderful handy man, especially for his mother and was also a Steelers fan. He especially liked spending time with his grandson, Austin. Jim will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, El-izabeth Ann (Johanson) Vanderhoof, whom he mar-ried on June 29, 1976, his children; Nicholas (Leslie) Vanderhoof of Erie, John (Kelly) Vanderhoof of Charleston, S.C., Jamie Vanderhoof and her com-panion, Brian Brookhouser of Youngsville, Rebekah (Bill) Tornetta of Norris-town, P.A., 2 sisters; Rebec-ca Daugharthy of Colonial Heights, V.A. and Suanne (Stephen) Bundy of Spring Creek, P.A., his grandchil-dren; Jake, Jenna, Dylan, Kaden, Shelby, Ashton, Josh, Breann, Brodie, Aus-tin, Alissa, Billy and Alexis, 1 great-granddaughter; Em-malyn and many nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Guy Van-derhoof Jr. and a brother, Guy "Ted" Theodore Van-derhoof.
Friends will be received at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 North Main Street in Youngsville, on Thursday, June 19 from 4-7 P.M. A funeral service will be held there on Friday at 11 A.M. with the Rev. Steve Gruver, pastor of the Otterbein Un-ited Methodist Church, of-ficiating. Burial will be in the Wrightsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family suggest donations be made to the Hospice of Warren County or Warren Cancer Center, 2 W. Crescent Park Warren, Pa 16365 and Shriners Hospital for Chil-dren, 1645 W. 8th Street Erie, Pa 16505. Con-dolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.