James W. Selter was born February 25, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away February 11, 2009 at his home in Sheridan, California at the age of 70.
James was preceded in death by his mother Rebecca (Scott) Marion; father George Selter; brothers Charles and Richard. James is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janeth; four sons: James (Susan) Selter, George (Heidi) Selter, Bruce (Angie) Selter, Scott (Elizabeth) Selter; 11 grandchildren: Christine (Osha) Meisel, Theresa (Charles) Hanks, Eric, Adam, John, Joseph, Sierra, Sean, Sabrina, and Shane Selter; 1 great-grandchild, Wyatt Meisel; two sisters, Elaine Bumpus, of Redmond, Washington and Dorothy Brown of Connecticut, two brothers Robert Selter of Hedgesville, Virginia and Robert Marion of Bridgewater, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces and nephews.
James served in the United States Air Force for 27 years as an Aircraft Electrical Systems Specialist. James was stationed abroad in the Azores and numerous bases throughout South East Asia, as well as McGuire AFB, New Jersey, Kincheloe AFB, Michigan, Beale AFB, California and McClellan AFB, California where he retired in 1985. James also served in the Civil Service as a Quality Inspector at NAS Alameda, California and NAS Jacksonville, Florida, retiring in 2000. James was very active in Little League, Youth Football and Boy Scouts of America in the Wheatland and Lincoln areas. James was a member of Disabled American Veterans and active in 2951st CLSS Alumni’s Group at McClellan AFB.
Since retirement, James and Janeth have enjoyed traveling and visiting relatives throughout the United States and Canada. Services will be held at Valley Chapel Beale AFB, on February 16th, at 1:00 p.m. Private interment will be at Sacramento Valley VA National Cemetery in Dixon, California at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send remembrances to the American Heart Association, 1710 Gilbreth Road, Burlingame, California, 94010.