Obituaries

James Gibbs
Died: Aug 29, 2018

Gibbs, James

James R Gibbs, 88, of Jefferson Valley, NY passed away on  August 29, 2018. Born in Detroit, MI to John and Margaret Rennie Gibbs,James married and served his country in the US Army. He moved his young family to the New York City suburbs in the late 1950s to work in the architectural woodworking industry in NYC. James worked for many years for John Langenbacher Co. Inc. and other fine woodworking firms as an estimator, salesman and manager; owned Amberg Woodworking and continued to work in retirement as a consultant estimator primarily for Xhema Industries. James had life-long interests in his own home design, cars and his pet cats.

James is survived by his beloved children, Claudia, Kathleen and Glenn; his grandchildren Brian, Hilary, Kendall, Christopher, Corbin and Katie; his sister, Margaret; and his lady friend Elizabeth Crowder. He was predeceased by his brother John, and his son Russell.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 4 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montvale, NJ at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association in James’ name.