Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know James J. Schiffert?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor James's memory.
Coping with Grief
We would like to offer our sincere support to anyone coping with grief. Enter
your email below for our complimentary daily grief messages. Messages run for up to one year and you
can stop at any time. Your email will not be used for any other purpose.
James J. Schiffert
1933 ~ 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
3 Trees, Flowers, or Condolences have been shared with support of James's family - View on Tribute Wall
Of the Tuscarora Nation, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2023, at his home under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was born in Lockport, NY, on March 21, 1933, a son of the late Cornelius and Irene [Keller] Schiffert.
Mr. Schiffert was a graduate of DeSales High School and served with the US Army, during the Korean War.
He was a firefighter with the City of Lockport for 31 years before retiring in 1987.
Mr. Schiffert was a homesteader and farmer. He loved gardening with his Farmall Cub tractors. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed woodworking.
His children reminisce how Mr. Schiffert was often heard saying “A blindman would love to see that” or “We're not building a Swiss watch” when plans were being over complicated.
Mr. Schiffert will be remembered by always looking on the bright side of things regardless of life's trials, he was indefatigable. He also never hesitated to help his children whether to solve a problem, or to build something etc. He was generous with his children and believed in the importance of a man's integrity and principles. They always enjoyed his sense of humor that was evident in his stories and jokes.
Mr. Schiffert was the husband of 46 years to the late Ann Ruth [Mt. Pleasant] Schiffert, who passed away in April of 2009.
He is survived by his children Vince (Leslie), Peter (Michele), Wayne (Mary), Edward (Patricia), Susan and Beverly Schiffert, nine grandchildren Christian, Ethan, Sarah, Constance, Hamilton, Paige, Sebastian, Lydia and Aaron, also many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Schiffert was the brother of the late Cornelius, Jr., Gerald, Gordon, John Schiffert, Mary Burns and Virginia Barnwell.
He was a character!
His family will be present on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Tuscarora Baptist Church, 2088 Mt. Hope Road, Sanborn, with the Rev. Walter A. Printup officiating.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Tuscarora Nation Cemetery Fund.
Interment with military honors in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com, for guest register.