Melvin "Jim" J. Etue

May 13, 1941 ~ November 3, 2021 (age 80)


Melvin James “Jim” Etue, 80, of Sanborn, NY, passed peacefully on November 3, 2021 at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, following a brief illness.  
Born May 13, 1941 in Sacramento, California to the late Neilan Joseph and Eleanor [Woods] Etue.

He went to high school at Concordia College in Oakland, CA and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 1963.  After graduation, he was assigned to be a teacher at St. Andrew Lutheran School where he taught for two years.  During this time, he met his wife, Patricia whom he married in 1964.  

Jim retired as a teacher from Starpoint Central School after 33 years where he taught intermediate grades.  He was a volunteer fireman and treasurer/financial secretary at Pekin Fire Co. where he joined in 1964.  A former boy scout leader and member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday school for many years.  During summer breaks from teaching, you could find Jim delivering milk for Hoovers Dairy.  

Jim was an avid golfer and after retirement you could find him golfing daily.  He loved crossword puzzles, folk music, his many pets and never missed an episode of Jeopardy.  But most of all he loved spending time with his family and being a Papa to Livi and Colin.  

Survived by wife of 57 years, Patricia [Broeker] Etue, dear father to Douglas James (Marcy Lombardo) Etue and Nicole J (Brian) Scavone, three grandchildren Madison Hasley, Liviana and Colin James Scavone, a sister-in-law Susan (Kevin) Guenther, several nieces and one nephew.

He was the father of the late Christopher Jon Etue.  

Visitation will be held from 4-7PM on Monday at RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road SANBORN, NY, where services will be held Tuesday at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY (  

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November 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
5893 Hoover Road
Sanborn, NY 14132-9215

Funeral Service
November 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Rhoney Funeral Home, Inc.
5893 Hoover Road
Sanborn, NY 14132-9215

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