James H. Paecht
July 12, 1950 – September 25, 2020
Jim was born in New Haven, CT on July 12, 1950 to the late Hugo and Eleanor Paecht. He was the youngest of six children. Over the years, Jim held jobs at many companies, including Champion in Norwich, Budget Car Rental in Phoenix, AZ, Raymond Corp. in Greene, Hercules/BF Goodrich in Norwich, Gus the James H. Paecht, 70, of Norwich, passed away on September 25, 2020, at Norwich Rehabilitation Center. Bus in Cooperstown, and Enterprise Rental in Texas and Florida. He was a fan of the NY Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys and Dale Earnhardt. He had several Newfoundland dogs during his life and he loved every one of them. Jim’s favorite thing to do was planning trips to see the country. Jim is survived by his wife, Ellen Paecht, Norwich; his step-children, Donald and Michele Smith, of Laurel, MD, Ronald Smith, Sauquoit, NY, and Laura and Pat Smith, of Norwich; his brother, Karl and Rose Paecht, of New Haven, CT; his sister, Sheila Thomas, of Hamden, CT; as well as several nieces and nephews. There will be no formal services for Jim as per his wishes. He will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Jim’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org/donate.