Florence James: 1920-2014

Plattsburgh, NY, March 22– Florence L. James, 93, died March, 22, 2014, after a long illness, at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home in Plattsburgh.  She was born in Moriah, N.Y. August 15, 1920 the daughter of Nelson and Florence (Broughton) Sharrow.

floFlorence was a cook and kitchen assistant at Camp Pok-O-MacCready from the 1960’s, until her retirement in 1994. She has a camp boat named in her honor.

She was the widow of Harold James who died in 1987. She is survived by four sons and their wives, 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Florence was predeceased by brothers, Charles, Lloyd, Leon, and Harry Sharrow; and one sister, Ruth DaBoin; one grandson, former Pok-O head chef Steve James, in Jan. 2014.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Huestis Funeral Home, 25 Maple St., Willsboro, NY. A Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. at the Funeral Home. A reception will follow at the United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in the New Bert Cemetery at a date and time to be announced later.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations in her memory be made to the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation.

reprinted in part from the Press-Republican


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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