James F. “Jim” Wulforst, 83, of 2294 County Rd. 54, Fremont, died Thursday afternoon (September 25, 2014) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.
Born in Hicksville, Long Island on January 13, 1931, he was the son of Henry “Sam” & Helen “Nellie” Wulforst. He had lived in the Hornell area since he was 11 years old.
Jim attended St. Ignatius School and had been a communicant of St.Ignatius Parish in Hicksville and was a communicant of both St. Ignatius Loyola Church and St. Ann’s Church in Hornell. He attended Arkport Central School.
For about 6 years, Jim worked for Schultheis’ Farms and for 3 years was employed at Hornell Construction Company. He worked for 38 years for Elmira Local Union #1358 and for many years was involved with Wulforst Potato Farming. He was an avid New York Giants football fan and in his younger years was an avid NY Giants baseball fan.
He was married in 1957 in St. Ann’s Church to the former Bonnie Ordway who died August 27, 2005. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Carol Wulforst R.S.M. (Sisters of Mercy).
Surviving are 2 daughters, Debra Lawrence of Hornell & Mary (Charles) Hasenauer of Greece, NY; 1 son, Jim (Sherry) Wulforst of Arkport; 2 brothers, Charles “Charlie” Wulforst of Fremont and Henry (Lorraine) Wulforst of Fremont; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; nieces & nephews.
The family of James F. “Jim” Wulforst will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.