JAMES A. BELCHER, 72, of Ocean City,
died Saturday at his daughter's home in Marmora.
Mr. Belcher was an auto body and
fender man with Star Auto Body in Absecon and was a self-employed
refrigeration and appliance repairman.
Mr. Belcher was a member of the VFW
Ferguson-Foglio Post Number 6650 in Ocean City.
He also was a well-known local
artist with many works in local banks and businesses.
He had served with the 508 Division
of the 82nd Airborne Paratrooper G Company. He was involved in invasions
in the Europe from May 13, 1942, to Oct. 7, 1945.
He had also served in Operation
Market Garden, the invasion of Holland.
Born in Philadelphia, he had lived
in Atlantic City for many years before moving to Ocean City 50 years
Surviving are his wife, Mary; three
sons, James L. of Ocean City, Donald Tomlinson of Marmora, and Jerry L.
of Ocean City; a daughter, Terrie L. Benoit of Marmora; a sister, Agnes
Kessleski of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday at
11 a.m. at the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road in
Palermo, where friends may call from 10 a.m. Burial will follow in
Seaside Cemetery in Palermo.
Contributions may be made to the
Ocean City Rescue Squad, 1501 West Ave., Ocean City 08226, or the
Atlantic City Medical Center Hospice, 1406 Doughty Road, Pleasantville
(The Press of Atlantic City,
Atlantic City, NJ, 29 May 1994, Page B3 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)