James G. Methven was born in New York in 1923. In Rye his family lived at 27 Adelaide Street. James was a Rye High School Graduate, Class of 1942. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
S2CRye High School Graduate, class of 1942
Birth: Dec. 7, 1923
New York, USA
Death: May 4, 2011
New Hampshire, USA
James G. Methven, Sr. passed away May 4, 2011 in Claremont, NH. He was born in Yonkers, NY on December 7, 1923; the son of Frank Thomas and Ruth (Gordon) Methven.
James was the beloved husband of Elsie (Kovacs) Methven, they were married 47 years,
Besides his wife, he is also survived by his sons James Methven Jr., Scott Methven and his daughter Sheri Methven, also four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Jim served in the Navy from November 4, 1942 through December 15, 1945. On May 31, 1944, Jim's ship the Henry Bergh hit a reef off Liberty California, the ship split in half; 500 sailors drowned but Jim survived.
Jim was also a Mason and a Shriner and volunteered at the Claremont Senior Center.
Jim was also one of the people who were instrumental in establishing the Claremont Chapter of AARP.
He also worked for McGraw Hill Publisher as Director of Management Corporate Accts. for 25 years.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Janice Prichard
Record added: Feb 01, 2013
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