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James A. Menter

March 28, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

James Menter Obituary

James A. Menter, 76, of  Fulton NY, passed away on March 28th, 2023 at home. He died in his children’s arms after a long, brave fight with cancer.

 

He’s survived by his son Zachary (Maria) Menter and his daughter Gretchen (Sarah) Menter, three grandsons Jimmy, Kevin and Bentley Menter, his long-time partner Cathy Hogan, her two children, Shannon and EJ Hogan and his former wife and the mother of his children, Suzanne Menter.

 

He also leaves behind his sisters Sharon Vincent and Sandy Menter as well as his nieces and nephews Susan Spaulding, Judy Pecoraro, RJ Cowan and Christine Vincent who he loved dearly.

 

Born on May 13th, 1946 to the late Thelma and Alfred Menter of Fulton, NY, James, most often referred to as Jim or Jimmy, was known for his quick wit and kind heart. He graduated from Fulton High in 1964. Later he worked as an EMT, then medic at Menter’s Ambulance, the family business, before going on to get his funeral director’s license from Simmons School of Mortuary Science and his business degree from CCBI.

 

In the early 70s he opened a fish fry and catering business in Lowville, NY. While he loved it, after a year, he returned to the family business. In 1980, he became the owner and operator of Menter’s Ambulance and The James A. Menter Funeral Home. He ran both businesses for more than 30 years, before his own son took over.

 

During his career in EMS, he was proud to help found the United New York Ambulance Network (UNYAN) – a not-for-profit corporation that works to advance the standards of care in the emergency medical field.

 

He was a Paul Harris Fellow and was recognized through the years for his service to the EMS industry and to the community.

 

Jim loved life. He loved being a father and a grandfather. He also loved racing, skiing, his 1966 Austin Healy, good food, great music and every dog he ever met. He was loyal, kind, generous, funny and a million things we’ll miss every day.

 

Calling hours will be held at State Street Church at 357 State Street in Fulton, NY on Wednesday, April 5th from 2 pm to 5 pm. A funeral service will follow at 5 pm.

 

In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to Paws Across Oswego County.

 

James A. Menter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
State Street United Methodist Church
357 State Street
Fulton, NY 13069

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 5, 2023

5:00 PM
State Street United Methodist Church
357 State Street
Fulton, NY 13069

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