James D. Gurman

Events

James D. "Jim" Gurman, 59 of Barker, NY, entered into rest on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. Born on December 11, 1959 in Lockport, NY, he was the son of the late Franklin and Faith (Wagner) Gurman.
Jim was a lifelong resident of Barker, NY, and after his schooling he was employed as a diesel mechanic at various places, including Wren Trucking of Cheektowaga, Brigham Concrete of Lockport, New Holland Ford of Lockport and Barden Homes in Middleport. Jim retired to pursue his passion as a homesteader on his farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and dearly loved his nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
He is survived by four children, Heather Gurman of Lockport, Mike (Brandi) Gross of Louisiana, Jamie (Josh) Traxler of Akron, James (Jodi) Utter of Barker; six grandchildren, Cole, Jackson, Cooper, Odin, Iliana, and Elijah; siblings, Darlene "Susie" (Tony) Wagner of Barker, Art Gurman of Barker, Rose "Rosy" (Anthony) Doty of Barker, Jeanne (Daniel) Strauss of Lockport; his aunt, Dorothy Gantin of Watkins Glen, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, along with his four-legged companion, Lucy.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his oldest brother, William Gurman; and his niece, Amber Gurman.
Relatives and friends may attend a graveside service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Lynhaven Cemetery, Lyndonville NY 14098.
Memorials may be made in Jim's name to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 112 N.Main St., Lyndonville NY 14098.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Jim at bogantuttlefunerals.com.
To plant a tree in memory of James D. Gurman, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on August 21, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of James
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on November 19, 2019.

17 posts

Sharon Smith
Aug 27, 2019
My deepest sympathies to all your family!! I am Coles Nanna, Sharon. Prayers for you Heather and Cole! Love you Cole- call me anytime! May God comfort you in this difficult time!! God Bless!!
Jenny Gray
Aug 25, 2019
Condolences to my cousins Kathy and Heather.
Dan Stahl
Aug 24, 2019
May you rest in peace my friend.
May God's comforting hand give a sense of comfort and peace to all family members and friends, as only He can.
Kathy Stahl
Aug 24, 2019
Jim was the only man I ever married. He was the most laid back and easy going person I have ever met. Even though our marriage didn't last there was never any ill will. I'm thankful for having our daughter, Heather Pru Gurman. Jim wanted to name her Prudence, a name he saw and liked in a Playboy magazine, but I was set on Heather, so I let Jim choose her middle name - and the spelling.
I'm thankful that his grandson Cole got to see him, if only once, while he was up from Florida visiting this summer. Cole loved his Grandpa Jim and spending time with him.
Sending my deepest sympathy and my love to Jim's family.
Cheryl utter
Aug 23, 2019
You raised our two boys, to be kind, caring ,young men, showed them so much love , and gave me 30 very happy years. I shall treasure our time together always. You always were and always will be my closest friend , and will miss you so much
MR. & MRS PHILIP RAY CLAY
Aug 23, 2019
YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS , YOU
WERE A LEADER IN THE ART OF GIVING AND SHARING . WE LOVE YOU
AND MAY THE " LORD " CONTINUE TO HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS
HAND ALWAYS ! " LOVE YOU "
PHIL & MARY LOU....!
Niki Heath
Aug 23, 2019
Jim was the most caring man I ever have know, if you ever needed anything he would give it to you, he took my son (Ricky Heath ) and showed him how to do small engine repair and my son to this day does what Jim showed him. God Bless you Jim, R.I.P.
John Wagner
Aug 23, 2019
Sorry to hear the news about Jim...my thoughts and prayers go out to the Gurman family! Rest in peace cuz!!
Pat
Aug 23, 2019
Sorry for your loss
Lori
Aug 22, 2019
Going to jims house consisted of driving up the driveway, waiting a minute before you got out of the car, once all the dogs where there find the one with the ball and throw it far so all 10 dogs would chase the ball and I could walk up on the porch. He loved his dogs and would do anything to help one of his neighbors.
donna ferguson holmes
Aug 22, 2019
sorry for the loss of jim an remember all the good times you had while h was with you .
Ricci Gurman Brinson
Aug 22, 2019
To a great brother in law. We have had lots of good times. I will miss you. Please hug Amber and Bill and Chip for me. Forever in my heart.
Susan Carney-Blatter
Aug 22, 2019
Condolences
Sarah Keyes
Aug 22, 2019
Your fire-side antics will be missed and celebrated for the life you lived. Rest well.
Claudia Powers
Aug 22, 2019
Jean MacDonald Davis
Aug 22, 2019
Jeanne and family, so sorry for your family's loss.
Gary Raduns
Aug 22, 2019
Rest In Peace Jimmy I am very sorry to hear in the news of your passing my friend.