James John Hespelt

James John Hespelt, age 84, of Johnstown, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at his residence.

He was born on November 4, 1934, in Johnstown, a son of the late William and Nora Callery Hespelt. James was predeceased by his brother, Roger; and sister-in-law, Jacqueline.

James was a graduate of Johnstown High School and received his bachelor’s degree in education from SUNY Cortland. He served in the Army National Guard. Mr. Hespelt worked over 20 years in the NY State Labor Department’s Employment Service in Schenectady, serving as the veterans placement counselor. James was last employed as a data analyst for the New York State Department of Health in Albany. Mr. Hespelt was a fan of the New York Mets and Notre Dame Football and enjoyed reading Popular Mechanic magazine and tinkering.

He is survived by his three sons. Douglas Hespelt, Steven Hespelt (Jacqueline) and Paul Hespelt; two daughters, Suzanne Meyers (Mark) and Karen Baker; two brothers, Robert Hespelt (Jacqueline) and Don Hespelt (Judy); grandchildren, Brent Baker, Kevin Holmes, Matthew Hespelt and Melissa Hespelt; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be conducted in the spring.

Please consider making a donation in James’ memory to the Johnstown Meals for Seniors organization at 109 E. Main Street, Johnstown, New York 12095.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.