James N. Stoneham

d. 8 December 2015
James N. Stoneham
Deceased
December 8, 2015
James N. Stoneham
Deceased
December 8, 2015
     James N. Stoneham married Darlene Bingaman. He died on 8 December 2015; Surrounded by his family, James N. "Jim" Stoneham, 78, entered heaven's gates on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, after suffering complications from surgery at the Hershey Medical Center.
Born June 17, 1937, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Norman and Annetta (Williams) Stoneham.









Mr. Stoneham was a graduate of Hagerstown High School with the class of 1955. He and his wife of 56 years, Mrs. Darlene (Bingaman) Stoneham, were married June 21, 1959, and resided in Waynesboro, PA.
After high school, Mr. Stoneham completed an apprenticeship at Landis Tool Co. He then proceeded to purchase several trucks and sold Charles Chips in the Waynesboro area. He entered into a partnership with Ralph Fitz in 1961 and opened Fitz & Stoneham John Deere dealership. He purchased the business upon Mr. Fitz's retirement in 1990 and was sole owner of Stoneham's John Deere until his semiretirement, when the business transitioned to Stoneham’s Motor Sports. He continued to work part-time at Stoneham’s until the time of his death.
Mr. Stoneham came to a saving knowledge of Christ at the tender age of 9 while attending Virginia Avenue Baptist Church in Hagerstown, and was involved in several churches during his lifetime. He was a member at Waynesboro Grace Brethren Church, Maranatha Brethren Church and Five Forks Brethren In Christ Church. During his lifetime, he held many positions in these churches, including deacon, trustee and Sunday school teacher. He spent much time in church visitation and service to others.
Mr. Stoneham's greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He almost always was spotted holding a grandchild or great-grandchild. He also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Shelby J. Oliver and husband, Steven, of State Line, PA, and Marian M. Barnett and husband, Jon, of Waynesboro; son, James S. Stoneham and wife, Lisa (Strite), of Chambersburg, PA; one sister, Esther Toms of Scottsdale, AZ; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Stoneham, and great-grandson, Walter Fretz.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Five Forks Brethren In Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, with Pastor Jay Fretz and Pastor Bill Shank officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Five Forks Brethren In Christ Church, 9244 Five Forks Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or to CEF (Child Evangelism Fellowship), 45 South Broad St., Waynesboro, PA 17268.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.zimmermanfh.com. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.