Jim Pirtle

[6 AUG 1930 - D1 - 20609 - 29 JAN 2015]

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D-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Dienst - Jim Ryan - Eddins - Cooper - Bergen - Newton - Tebodo (CO) - Lathrop - 2nd Row: Tennant - Shaffer - Pirtle - 3rd Row: Bill Parks - Grubbs - Bliss - 4th Row: Gottron - Zaborowski - Trawick - 5th Row: Price - Bell



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James Julian Pirtle, Jr.

James Julian Pirtle, Jr. was born on 6 August 1930 in Savannah,Georgia and appointed to West Point by Senator Capehart of Indiana. He entered on 3 July 1951, was in Company D 1, a Corporal his Second Class Year and played lacrosse for four years. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army in the Infantry.


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James J. Pirtle Jr.

James J. Pirtle Jr., formerly of Muttontown, New York died January 29, 2015, surrounded by family.

James Pirtle was born in Savannah, Georgia on August 6, 1930 the son of the late James and Margaret Pirtle. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Christie Pirtle, daughters Wendie Russell, Jeremy Burnett, sons James, David and Jonathan, and nine grandchildren.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1955. After service in the US Army, James Pirtle joined Liberia Mining Company(LMC)where he was responsible for building the railroad to the port of Monrovia and acquisition of the railroad and mine equipment. Following LMC, he was Vice President for Latin America with International Paper Company.

James Pirtle's Civic Activities included service to the village of Muttontown as the Police Commissioner, Deputy Mayor and Planning Board.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the West Point Association of Graduates Class of 55, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10996.


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JIM

You and Nancy & Ben and I, what fun we had!
Laughing, joking, singing and hardly ever sad -
Over the years, through thick and thin,
Into the sauce and chow and buckets of gin!

The best time of all were the trips to Italy and France,
To eat and drink and frolic and dance -
Where from the back seat you gave us the cash
To whirl from town to town in a mad dash.

Dear old friend, this is not the end.
Ben is with you, only around the bend.
So many wonderful times we had together!
Your spirit will be with us all forever.

Friends are truly a blessed thing -
A miracle sent to make all sing.
So, God bless you, dear Jim. May you finally find peace,
And know that our love for you will never cease.

Mary Jo Balkind


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