Name:    James Luston Threehouse

From:  The Olean Times Herald, Olean, New York
Date:  Wednesday, September 21, 2011

OLEAN -- James L. Threehouse of 901 Washington St., formerly of 318 Tompkins St., passed away Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2011) at home surrounded by his loving and devoted family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Oct. 12, 1944, in Olean, he was a son of John G. and Frances Parret Threehouse.  On Oct. 4, 1969, in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, he married Diane Pepin, who survives.

Mr. Threehouse served with the US Army during the Vietnam War from Jan 20, 1966 to Jan 19, 1968.  While in the Army, he served in Air Mobile 1st Calvary, where he received the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal, Purple Heart, two O/S bars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Marksman Badge, Rifle M16, Army Commendation Medal with bronze star, and bronze star with the OLC.

Jim worked at the Bartlett Country Club before and after the Vietnam War, when he returned as head groundskeeper until 1971.  He worked at Conap for six years until 1977, when he opened Jim's Pub on North Union Street.  He and his wife, Diane, operated the pub for 22 years until 1999 when they sold the property to CVS Pharmacy and retired.

Jim owned hunting camps in both Inchua and most currently on the Barnum Road in Olean.  He loved to hunt and fish and spend time at the camp with the guys.  Jim's true love was his family, of whom he was extremely proud.  He loved to be around all of them: his wife Diane, sons Mike and Matt, and his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, Ally and Evan, who were the apple of his eye.

Jim was a member of the Hinsdale American Legion Norton Chambers Post 1434, Olean Eagles and the IOOB Club of Franklinville.  He was also a past member of the Enchanted Mountain Beagle Club.  Jim was well known and enjoyed going to all the local clam bakes.  He also loved to watch football and baseball games and was an avid New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.

Surviving, besides his wife of 42 years, are two sons; Michael A. (Elizabeth) Threehouse of Olean and Matthew J. (Janean) Threehouse of Allegany; two grandchildren, Allyson and Evan Threehouse; three sisters, Mary Graham and Sandy Threehouse, both of Olean, and Sharon (Dr. Edward) Jordan of Portville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Ronald Threehouse; and three sisters, Virginia Threehouse Kenyon, Barbara Ann Case and June Threehouse Gallets.

Friends may be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, where funeral services will be held Friday (Sept. 23, 2011) at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Evans will officiate.  Burial, with full military honors, will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Olean.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.