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1927 James 2017

James L. Focht

January 12, 1927 — April 24, 2017

James L. Focht, 90, Bellmeade, moved to his home in Heaven.
 
He was born in Williamsburg, PA, a son of the late David W. and Flora Mae (Woomer) Focht. He was first married to Margaret E. (Bowman) Focht, mother of his children. She preceded him in death on July 8, 1980. He then married Doris (Watson) Snyder Focht. She preceded him in death on December 22, 2016.
 
He is survived by a son, Larry J. Focht and wife Sandra (Grum), of Juniata; a daughter, Debra J. (Focht) Blazer and husband Lee, of Juniata; six grandchildren: Leisa (Focht) Kyle and husband Rob, Jamie (Larry, Jr.) and wife Dawn (Mincin), Andy Focht and wife Sarah (Eisenhart), Heather (Blazer) Long and husband Terry, Joshua Blazer and wife Megan (Bilka), and Jeremiah Blazer and wife Rebecca (Davis); stepson, Mark Snyder and wife Linda; stepdaughter in law, Cheryl Snyder (Jake’s wife); six greatgrandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Walter Focht and wife Janet (Sinclair).
 
He was preceded in death by step children: Jake Snyder, of Bakers Summit and Cindy Lou Jones, of Arizona.
 
James was a veteran of the Korean War and WWII. He loved hunting, gardening, and fishing.
 
He owned and operated Focht’s Garage from 1946 to 1985 when he sold it and retired.
 
While his health permitted, he attended Faith Bible Church in Bellwood, Pastored by Ben Hoover.
 
He was a good father that faithfully loved and served his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He represented those beliefs to his children and their families that they would do the same. Knowing we have the hope through trusting Christ as our Savior, we will see him again in Heaven that is our peace and comfort, until we meet again. 

Romans 6:23 says:  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., Juniata with Pastor Ben Hoover officiating. Interment will be made at Yellow Springs Cemetery, Williamsburg.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Bible Church, P.O. Box 341, Bellwood, PA 16617.
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