Marie Jeanette James
July 30, 1929 – March 26, 2018
Marie Jeannette James, of Pocono Lake, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 with family at her side at the Gardens in East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Brynley “Chick” James, to whom she was married for 64 yrs. Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, July 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Catherine and Andrew Schiffhauer. Marie was a fine seamstress and made many outfits for her daughter. She was a great homemaker, proud of her coupon savings, and an avid reader of magazines and every word of newspapers from front to back. Marie and Brynley moved to Monroe County in the 60’s after living in Harrisburg. They loved the peace of the woods and the wildlife in the yard. Marie always put others needs before her own and was sweet and kind. She is survived by her 3 children; Lynn Marie Oberdick (Obie) Saylorsburg, PA; Brynley “Lee” James (Susan) of Spring Branch, TX and Ken James of Pocono Lake. Grandchildren; Jesse T. Scavone (Jenny) of East Stroudsburg and Kelly Sponhaltz (Clayton); Jennifer Moczydlowski (Seth) and Brynley James IV (Hillary) of Texas and great grandchildren Crawford and Collins Sponhaltz. Marie was also survived by Brothers Andrew Schiffhauer, Robert Schiffhauer and James Sinclair (Jane) and nieces and nephews. She was recently predeceased by her sister, Catherine. Their children will honor Marie and Brynley’s wishes to spread their ashes in a favorite place special to them; as a private ceremony. Thank you to The Gardens Alzheimer’s Care and Ascera Care hospice.