James Howard Walden Sr., age 63, formerly of Waterford, passed away suddenly at his home in Newcastle, Wyoming on Friday, January 29, 2010. Born in Waterford, PA on April 9, 1946, he was a son of the late Howard E. and Leah G. Engles Walden.
Walden, James Howard Sr.Jim was a graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from PennDot, was a business owner in Custer, South Dakota for 6 years, and he was an avid outdoorsman.
Survivors include three sons, James Walden Jr., Rodney Walden and wife Stephanie, and Eric Walden, all of Newcastle, WY; two daughters, Denise Davitt and husband Joe of Waterford, and Jammi Walden of Rapid City, SD; two sisters, Leah Jingleski and husband Adam of Waterford, and Linda Fannin and husband David of Texas; also, 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many nieces and nephews, and his longtime partner Marilyn Clyde of Newcastle, WY.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Leslie E. Walden, and two sisters, Carol Wright and Shirley Harrison.
He will be missed by many.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and may attend funeral services there on Thursday at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.