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James S. Orshal

March 2, 1936 - February 19, 2016


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

February 19, 2016



Birth Date:

March 2, 1936

Birth Place:

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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James S. Orshal

James Stewart Orshal, 79, of Nichols, NY,  passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Cayuga Medical Center. James was born March 2, 1938 in Camptown,PA to his parents, Ralph and Hilda Orshal. 

James was predeceased by his wife Helen Orshal and his daughter Kathy Eckstrom. He is survived by his great niece, Beth Babcock, who has been by his side for the past year. 

James served in the U.S.Navy from 1955-1963.

James was retired from the Ingersol Rand. He also worked in the past doing donkey-ball, pulled balls at bingo, and Sayre Floral delivering flowers. 

James loved to go to Tioga Downs, and enjoyed playing Bingo.

There will be no funeral or services at his request.  Those wishing may visit our Facebook page or send a private sympathy message of remembrance for Jame’s family in “obituaries” at


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