We are very sad to announce that Jim Altemus passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Most of you knew Jim, as he was a long time passionate charter member of SAPFM (Member No. 119), former Board member, and Treasurer for many years. He was head of the Iroquois chapter and a dear friend to all of us. He and his wife Carol were regular attendees at our Midyear and Williamsburg meetings.
Jim was a prolific period furniture maker, and filled their house with beautiful projects of many forms of furniture, representing several periods and regions. After his retirement he leveraged his high skills to become a cabinet maker and gunsmith at Genesee Country Village & Museum, the largest living history museum in NY State. Jim was also a history buff, 1812 reenactor, and in recent years was helping to restore the boat, Pat II, at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum. His long term volunteer work for SAPFM, and strong fellowship with Members, was the essence of what makes SAPFM so valuable to many. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Additional information and final arrangements can be found at www.johnsonkennedy.com/obituary/James-Clendenin-Altemus-Jr./Bloomfield-NY/1858594.