James Bielmyer

October 1, 2018

James Richard Bielmyer passed away peacefully, on October 1, 2018 at the McGraw Hospice Center for Caring in Jacksonville, FL. Jim was born in Lancaster, PA; the son of the late Henry Francis Bielmyer and Caroline Wile Bielmyer. He was a very kind and gentle soul with a loving and generous heart and was always giving to others. After graduation from Lancaster Catholic High School, Jim proudly joined the United States Air Force to serve his country during the Korean Conflict as part of the Fifth Air Force, stationed in Chun Chen, Korea. Jim was honorably discharged at Donaldson AFB, Greenville, SC in July, 1956.  Shortly thereafter Jim joined J.E. Sirrine and Company as a draftsman/engineer.  Not long after that he met the love of his life who would remain his partner for over 60 years.

Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret Ruth Crossley Bielmyer; brother, Henry A. Bielmyer; and sisters, Mary Bielmyer Geib and Romaine Bielmyer Freeman.
He leaves his loving memories to be cherished by his sons, William W. Bielmyer (Doris) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and James O. Bielmyer of Greenville, SC; sister, Shirley Bielmyer of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, William W. Bielmyer II (Michelle) of Dallas, TX, Dr. Gretchen K. Bielmyer-Fraser (T.J.) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Angel Y. Demarski (Mathew) of Greenville, SC, Marilyn Bielmyer of Orlando, FL and Todd King (Jill) of Greer, SC; and great grandchildren, William W. Bielmyer III and Tristan A. Bielmyer of Dallas, TX, Lila K. Fraser and Ella M. Fraser of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Easton and Channing Demarski of Greenville, SC, and Gabriel, Jayce and Jillian King of Greer, SC.

A private service will be held in Jim's honor on October 8, 2018 at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the McGraw Hospice Center for Caring in Jacksonville Florida.

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