James R. Penticoff
James R. Penticoff
  • February 19, 1926 - December 22, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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James Raymond Penticoff, 91, of Rockford, IL died Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Rockford to Raymond Frances and Cora Sophia (Waterstradt) Penticoff. Jim graduated from Harlem High School in June 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater and was highly decorated. Jim was discharged with the rank of Sergeant on Oct. 12, 1946. Jim loved the outdoors; he liked to hunt and fish. He worked for many years at Hudson Manufacturing, where they made chicken feeders. After that, he worked at Rockford Business College as a custodian and all-around handyman.

Survived by niece, Pamela L. Littrell; nephew, Randolph J. (Rosanna) Ray; great-niece, Nicole (Patrick) Gallaher; and great-nephews, Brian Ray and Christian Littrell. Predeceased by parents and sister, Mary Joyce Ray.

A Life Well Celebrated Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 28, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences to sunsetfhmemgardens.com