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James E. Markum, 61, of 20489 CCC Memorial Hwy., Emporium, PA, formerly of Johnstown, PA

James E. Markum

James E. Markum, 61, of 20489 CCC Memorial Hwy., Emporium, PA formerly of Johnstown, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (February 2, 2017) morning.

He was born March 30, 1955 in Johnstown, PA the youngest son of the late Henry and Mildred Rodky Markum.

On May 21, 1993 in Winchester, VA, he married Susan Summers Markum, who survives.

Jim grew up in Johnstown and graduated from Greater Johnstown Vo Tech in the class of 1973. He was active in the Solomon Run Volunteer Fire Company. He moved to Emporium to work for the Cameron County School District where he recently retired. 

He was an avid hunter who enjoyed camping, building and woodworking.

In addition to his wife Susan Summers Markum he is survived by son, Christopher "CJ" Markum, Emporium; two brothers, Michael (Glenda) Markum and Richard (Debbie) Markum, both of Johnstown, PA; step-mother, Donna Giffin Markum, Johnstown, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; Aunt, Agatha Markum, Johnstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mildred Rodky Markum.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Burial Service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 144 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector and Pastor Stephen Markum, Jim's nephew, officiating. 

The family will also hold a Memorial Service at Maple Grove Church of the Brethern, 160 Palestine Road, Salix, PA 15952 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM with Pastor Stephen Markum, officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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