Date of BirthFebruary 04, 1920

James Little Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 04, 1920

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Date of DeathFebruary 08, 2017

James Little Obituary

from Charlotte, New York, United States

James T. LittlePOUGHKEEPSIE - James T. Little, 97, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 at Lutheran Care Center. He was born on February 3, 1920, in Kingston, New York to the late Clifford C., and Alida (Suppies) Little.James graduated from Kingston High School in 1939. In 1942, he entered the US Army, and served his county during World War II, where he was stationed at West Point. He began a almost thirty eight year career at IBM, working in their personnel department, both Kingston, and Poughkeepsie. He ended his career at the IBM Country Club as a program specialist. On August 13, 1953, James married the late Leatrice (Collins) Little, whom predeceased him in 1998. In 1961, Jim and Leatrice moved to Poughkeepsie, where they would raise their family. Jim was a volunteer with Dutchess County Tourism at the Roosevelt Estate from 1986 to 2002. His greatest joy in life was his family, and spending time with them. He loved a good diner, and would frequently be found at one of the local diners with his family, and friends.Jim is survived by his children, daughter, Jeri-Ann Calvin, of Tennessee, his son, Douglas Little of Poughkeepsie, and his daughter Peggy and her husband Steven Wolven of Poughkeepsie. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren to cherish the memories of their "Poppy". Also surviving is his sister, Caroline DeKay of Charlottesville, VA., brother Richard Little, of Saugerties, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Parmele, Auchmoody, Schoonmaker Funeral Home, 110 Fulton Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York. From where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 AM, on Wednesday. Interment will follow at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.To honor "Poppy" the family asks that instead of a traditional donation, you take those you care about, to a diner, just as James would do with his family.For directions or to leave a message for the family please visit www.HudsonValleyFuneralHomes.com