James Krenceski, 85, of Loogootee

James Krenceski, 85, of Loogootee, passed away at 11:19 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at his home.

He was born May 12, 1933 in Lowville, New York to the late William and Cecelia (Veglarski) Krenceski.

Jim married Ida Fay Sutton on September 13, 1958 and she survives.

He was a 1950 graduate of Lowville Academy and Freeschool. He worked on the farm owned by his father. Jim joined the Air Force on May 23, 1953. After completing the training, he received a commission to Lieutenant as a Line Navigator for the Military Air Transport Command, a position he occupied for 3 years. He then accepted a position at U.S.N.A.P Crane in Martin County. He completed his career as an Electronic Technician and retired in 1993.

Jim enjoyed woodworking and made many things for their home. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Cecelia (Veglarski) Krenceski; sisters, Anna Phayer, Sophie Thiffe, Marie Mlacknic and Wanda Berry; brothers, Edward Krenceski and William Krenceski.

Jim is survived by his wife, Ida Fay (Sutton) Krenceski of Loogootee and one sister, Regina Powell.

Graveside “farewell” service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2018 at South Martin Cemetery.