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“We would like to send Jim's family our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Jim was a true gentleman and it was both an honor and a...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy & Scott Goodrich - Conway, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult period. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Drew Bierds - Temple, TX

“Gary, Elaine and family, So sorry for your loss. With all my sincerity, Dotty Fountain Meyer ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Dorothy Fountain Meyer - NY

“DEAR GARY AND ELAINE, IT IS WITH OUR MOST HEARTFELT SYMPATHY WE SEND YOU OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS FOR YOU AT THIS TIME. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon and Gary Abel

“May our Lord, Jesus Christ, receive you with open arms, along with the angels and saints. Rest in peace, Jim. In thanksgiving and sympathy, Linda...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Linda LaClair - friend/customer

“Dear Karen and family, I send sincerest condolences from ALL of our family to yours. He was very good and kind to my mother in serving her for the...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Linda LaClair - Apex, NC - friend

“Jim was one of many regulars that I have had the pleasure of serving in my years of waitressing. I could always count on seeing him every Wednesday...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Victoria - Peru, NY

“We share your loss and sorrow we will miss him Greatly! loved having conversations with him and he was always a fun person to talk to and be around....Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: David Van Stockum

“Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God give you the comfort and peace in your loss. Mike and Megan Joachim ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Megan Joachim - Temple, TX

“Elaine & Gary,Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my family and i are thinking of you.I know this is a tough time but it does get...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Gayle S Deyo - chazy, NY

“We were so saddened to read about Jim's passing in the paper today. He always had a smile and a friendly word.He provided us with great service for...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Andrea&Terry Infante & girls - NY

“A fine gentleman that will be missed by everyone that knew or came in contact with Jim. My condolences to the family and Karen ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Don Terry - plattsburgh, NY

“We were so saddened by the loss of your friend Jim. He could brighten your day with his friendliness and that smile. He always enjoyed my wife's...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & Faye Morgan - West Chazy, NY

“Our sincere condolences are with the family and loved ones of James Fountain during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Ross Funeral Home


ALTONA-James "Jim" E. Fountain (known as Trashy to his MC brotherhood) entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont, surrounded by family and friends following a brief illness. Jim was born March 11, 1964 in Plattsburgh to Gary and Elaine (Henderson) Fountain. Jim attended local schools before graduating from Oswego High School. He then entered the United States Army. Jim achieved the rank of Rank Specialist promotable, serving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as well as being stationed in Turkey. Upon being honorably discharged, Jim returned to Plattsburgh, NY, where he worked to establish Jim's Lawn Care. He operated this business for many years before opening Jim's Light Hauling, which he enjoyed watching expand and grow steadily. Jim never met a stranger and he enjoyed many social activities. When not at work, Jim could often be found riding his Harley Davidson or trolling a local lake aboard his pontoon boat. He enjoyed travel and he was anticipating a 2015 triennial year trip to Sturgis, SD with his brothers. Jim enjoyed the fine art of conversation and had friends wherever he went.
Jim is survived by his parents; his life partner of 26 years, Karen Coty; two daughters, Lisa Fountain and her fiancé, Glen Bailey of Orongo, MO and Rebecca Fountain of Casper, WY; three granddaughters, Mekennah, Kamille and Persephone; two grandsons, Benjamin and Brinden; two brothers, David and Cindy Fountain and Danny and Angelique Fountain, both of Belton, TX; his in laws, Ray and Cathy Coty of Altona; three brothers in law, Michael and Doreen Coty, Rick and Nancy Coty and Randy and Carrie Coty; six nephews, Kurtis, Cameron, Kelly, Kory, Connor and Gerald and four nieces, Kristy, Amanda, Emma and Alyssa.
Jim was an animal lover and he was particularly fond of pugs. Jim and Karen are preceded by their 18 year old pug, Puddles. Their two year old pug, Jax survives.
There will be a memorial motorcycle ride Thursday, July 10, 2014 in honor of Jim. Riders are asked to meet at North End Harley Davidson/Lake City Choppers with 9:00 a.m. with a planned departure time of 10:00 a.m. The ride will end at Holy Angel's Church in Altona for an 11:00 a.m. funeral Mass. Following the funeral Mass with full military honors, a celebration of Jim's life will be held at Holy Angel's Church Hall. In the spirit of brotherhood, adventure and riding free, Jim's ashes will be released in Sturgis, South Dakota.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of Jim's favorite charities; North Country Honor Flight, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11 Mooers. To share an online condolence please visit www.ROSSFUNERALHOMES.com

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