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James Charles Remington, Jr. "Jimmy" 56, of Mehoopany passed away on Friday August 12, 2022 at home, with his wife at his side. He was born in Prince George's, Maryland.
He was employed by P&G for over 37 years. He graduated from Tunkhannock Area High School.
Jimmy's love for his community grew and he became an employee as emergency communication dispatcher for Wyoming County until 1992. Jimmy had volunteered his free time to the local FWM Fire company and EMS service, for 30 plus years, until his health started to decline. With his knowledge, care, and drive he became the FWM fire chief for many years. Jimmy also devoted his time recruiting new members for both Fire and EMS services.
Jimmy's love for helping the community did not stop at the local Fire and EMS Companies, it also extended into the Tunkhannock Dive Team until 1993, he was also a CPR instructor for a period of time.
Even at the time of his declining health he assisted the FWM fire company and ambulance association with their annual fund drive.
He enjoyed other hobbies, such as a locksmith which he shared with his daughter. Together they would assist those who locked their keys in the car or home.
Jimmy was also known to some in Lovelton as "Mr. Fix It". When someone needed help with fixing their equipment, they would come to him and he would research and guide them through a resolution.
Jimmy's last community project was to get State Route 4010 renamed after Joyce Maureen Steele. This was to honor her time in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. He succeeded and the dedication will be held later this year.
Jimmy was loved and cherished by his wife Kathleen of 30 years. They were married at the Lovelton Bible church in January 1992. He was a hero in his daughter, Corrine's eyes, who he called "the baby" and was larger than life superstar to his granddaughter, Rayne Joy Mock. He thought a lot about his daughter's companion, Leo Mock.
In addition to his wife, daughter, and granddaughter, Jimmy is also survived by his two younger brothers, Donald Remington and Frank (Tammy) Remington; and a younger sister, Cathy Stevens; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Amanda Remington.
Per Jimmy's wishes there will be no services.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
His family would like to give a special thank you, to Allied Services Hospice Care.
In lieu of flowers memorial contribution in Jimmy's name can be sent to the FWM Fire company at 110 Adams Acres Lane Mehoopany, PA 19829 or Ambulance Association at PO Box 182 Mehoopany, PA 18629.
Please visit the funeral home website to share memories or extend condolences.
From your loving wife Kathy,
"Jimmy, you were my best friend, partner in crime, and the love of my life. It breaks my heart and rips my soul apart, that we will never grow old together.
To be able to watch our sweet granddaughter, Rayne Joy, grow up.
To see our beautiful daughter, Corrine get married to her best friend, Leo.
I prayed at times, that I would be the first one to pass on, for I know continuing my life without, you will be the hardest struggle I will ever have to endure.
I pray now, that you are at peace and not suffering as you were.
I know you are looking down and watching over our little family. Until we can be together again.
Love you to the moon and back!"
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