James O. Ament, 89, of Lititz, passed away on February 17, 2018 at his home. He was the loving husband of Helen Mae (Fyock) Ament.
Born in Lancaster, PA., he was the son of the late Harry C. and Miriam (Kendig) Ament.
James proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Missouri and USS Wisconsin. While on leave in Virginia Beach he met his wife to be. Jim and Helen would have celebrated 65 years of marriage on April 5, 2018. After Navy service Jim worked for the US Postal service, retiring as Postmaster of the Landisville post office. Jim was also a member of the Lamberton Lodge # 476 F. & A.M.
Jim and Helen enjoyed retirement life in Pine Island Florida. Jim was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating, golf and long walks while in Florida. Jim and Helen served on the Pine Island board and were actively involved with transitioning the development from real estate owned to privately owned by the residents.
Jim and Helen moved back to Lancaster to be closer to family and to offer support to their son and his growing business. Jim was a strong mentor to his six grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by a daughter Karen L. Branner (wife of Mike) of Lancaster, PA and a son James R. Ament (husband of Pamela) of Lititz, PA. Also surviving are six grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Miles K. Ament.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an informal Celebration of Life Gathering at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bald Eagle Boys Camp, 1077 Wilderness Trail, Mill Hall, PA 17751. To leave an online condolence, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com