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James F. Scharping

April 19, 1937 — January 14, 2024

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(Holley) James F. Scharping “Unc”, age 86, passed away January 15, 2024 at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home with his great-niece Rebecca by his side. He was born April 19, 1937 in Albion, a son of the late Vernon and Catherine (Hurd) Scharping and had lived in this area all of his life.

James was best known as the former owner of the Holley Hotel. He was a member of the Holley First Presbyterian Church, Holley Masonic Lodge and was the former Executive Director for Orleans County Community Action. James spent a great deal of time on the family farm on Hurd Road and loved spending time at his cottage in Kuckville.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Richard Scharping and his sister Ann Rohland.

He is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

There are no prior calling hours. His Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Holley First Presbyterian Church, 34 E. Albion St., on Saturday January 27th at 1:30pm. His burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holley First Presbyterian Church or Orleans County Community Action.

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