James Douglas Sheff


LANCASTER - James Douglas Sheff, of Lancaster, July 10, 2019. Beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betzi" (nee Waterhouse); loving father of William D. (Sarah) Sheff and Nicole E. (Jon) Baumgartner; "Papa" of Samuel, Sophia, Collin, and Jocelyn; brother of Patricia Roberts and the late William (Ketty) Sheff; he is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Jim lived in Oneonta for many years. He worked at SUNY Oneonta and later at SUNY Delhi. He was a city councilman for the 4th ward from 1980-1985. One of his proud accomplishments was helping his neighbors build new sidewalks. He was very active in the Toys for Tots program, and he also was a Kiwanis member for many years.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 13, in Potter's Park (behind Brown Funeral Home), 6575 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park 14127. Services will follow at 12 p.m. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Hospice Foundation, Inc. Arrangements by the F. E. Brown Sons Funeral Home, Inc. Online condolences at www.febrownsons.com
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Published on July 11, 2019
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Merritt Hunt
Jul 12, 2019
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Always enjoyed my chats with him at SUC Oneonta, he was always upbeat and happy about life.
Roger Masse
Jul 11, 2019
So many memories of time together. Peaceful snowshoeing. May you Rest In Peace my friend