James H. Chapman

1932 ∼ 2020

James H. Chapman

James H. Chapman, 87, of Buzzards Bay, died Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham.  He was the husband of Elizabeth C. (Bassett) Chapman.  They had been married for 69 years.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of the late James C. and Irene (Phillips) Chapman.  He moved to Massachusetts in 1962.  Mr. Chapman was an oil burner technician for Tommy’s Oil Service in Buzzards Bay for many years.  He then was maintenance supervisor at the Riverview School in Sandwich for 30 years.  He retired in 2012.

Mr. Chapman served in the U.S. Army during the Korea war from 1950 to 1952.  He also served for many years in the Mass. State Guard and the Sea Cadets in Buzzards Bay.  He was also an on-call firefighter for the Bourne Fire Department and held a private pilot license.

He is survived by his wife; his children, Charlene Melleo of Venice Beach, FL, James H. Chapman, Jr. of Buzzards Bay, Dale Chapman of Bourne, Ronald Chapman, Brian Chapman, and Lisa Lods all of Buzzards Bay, and Steven Chapman of Trumball, CT; his brother, Philip Chapman of McMurray, PA; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. 

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at the Mass. National Cemetery in Bourne at 11:15 AM. 

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James H. Chapman

1932 ∼ 2020

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