James (Bones) M. DeArmitt, 61, passed away on Saturday (July 4, 2020) after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, brother, father and grandfather.
James was born August 31, 1958 in Olean and was the son of Donald and Margaret Kreydt DeArmitt, who predeceased him. On November 19 1988, he married his loving wife, Maureen Dunn of Olean.
James was a hard worker, and had many jobs during his life. He worked for Conap Inc, Stroehmann Brothers, Cutco Inc, and Cytec Industries while following his dreams and working as a full time contractor. He was a self taught jack of all trades. His outstanding skills as an electrician, plumber and mason were nothing compared to his phenomenal artistry as a carpenter, specializing in kitchen cabinetry. In 2016 he opened Lone Oak Outfitters, where he could sell guns, ammo, and trapping supplies, while also educating and telling stories of hunting and trapping with his loyal customers.
James was known for having a kind and generous heart and a sense of humor that could light up any room. His love for the outdoors included trapping, hunting, and using his collection of Oliver tractors for wildlife food plots on his property. He was heavily involved with local youth, and would call in Turkey during the spring and summer youth hunts, as well as teach many local youth about trapping.
James is survived by his wife of 32 years Maureen, and their 3 wonderful children, Kellie (Jason) Walsh of Depew NY, Ryan (Christy) DeArmitt of Little Genesee NY, and Ashlie DeArmitt of Clarksville NY, along with 8 grandchildren; Kailyn, Dante, Noah, Nyla, Delanie, Annabel, Seth, and Zoey, and 1 great grandchild, Jase. He is also survived by his brother Donald (Susan) DeArmitt, and 3 sisters, Mary Margaret (Charlie) Cornish, Catherine (Roger) Howard, and Ann (Robert) Kosciol, and 26 nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.
A celebration of life will be held at the DeArmitt property at 2333 Route 305 Cuba NY 14727, on Saturday August 22nd at 3PM
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roswell Cancer Institute Melanoma Research Foundation at http://give.roswellpark.org/goto/jamesdearmitt
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