The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 6, 2012

Austin D. James, 19, Coal Township

The Daily Item

— COAL TOWNSHIP — Austin D. James, 19, of 1735 W. Pine St., passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at his grandparents residence with whom he resided.

Austin was born in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville on June 27, 1993, a son of Denise N. (Wormald) Slotterback and Mark D. James.

He graduated from Southern Columbia High School in 2011.

He worked as a cook and delivery person at Pizza Hut, Shamokin.

Austin enjoyed the outdoors, especially four-wheeling, camping, hunting and fishing.

Austin is survived by his loving family, including his father, Mark D. James and wife, Louise, of Coal Township; mother, Denise N. Slotterback and husband, Mike, of Elysburg; two sisters, Cassandra James and Jessica James, both of Coal Township; one brother, Tyler James, of Elysburg; maternal grandparents, Donald and Tanka Shuey with whom he resided, and Richard and Barbara Wormald, of Ellenton, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, Viola Snyder, of Shamokin; paternal grandparents, Lois and Thomas Herman, of Danville, and Florian and Kathy James, of Coal Township; aunts, uncles and cousins; his best friend, Aaron Nye, of Coal Township, who was like a brother; numerous other friends; and his beloved dog, Pudgie.

Friends are invited to a visitation and viewing on from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at James Kelley Funeral Home, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township. The funeral service and interment will be private for family members.  

As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or at or the Celiac Disease Foundation, 20350 Ventura Blvd., Suite 240, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, or at