NORTH BLOOMFIELD - James "Doc" Ebelender Jr., 86, died March 1, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
He was born Aug. 16, 1926, in North Bloomfield, the son of James and Jenny Ebelender.
James was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Japan, and worked at Johnson Rubber for 29 years.
He enjoyed farming, raising his own beef cattle, tractors and the occasional sip of wine.
James is survived by his son, Joseph James Ebelender Sr.; brother, Eddie Ebelender; two grandchildren, Joseph James Ebelender Jr. and Jessica Ann Ebelender; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Helen Ebelender.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paine-Guerriero Funeral Home, 140 E. Main St., Orwell, with the Rev. John Burkley officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial will take place at Brownwood Cemetery, North Bloomfield.