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James Obituary

March 19, 1932 — August 12, 2014

James E. Vath age 82 of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday August 12, 2014 at Briarcliff Health Care of Oak Ridge.
James was born March 19, 1932 in Cincinnati Ohio to the late Clifford and Anna Vath. He received a Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Cincinnati. In 1970 James and his family moved to Oak Ridge to A.E.C.U.P. (as a rep. from Fernald, Ohio)-a combined operation effort. He was employed with Y-12 until his retirement in 2002 and after his retirement he worked as a consultant for Hazelwood. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and loved attending the Fellowship Sunday School Class. James also belonged to the Boy Scouts of America achieving his Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, and Wood Badger awards. Cub pack leader master in Cincinnati and Oak Ridge at Glenwood School and Scout Master of Troop 328 and other interest include The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, The Oak Ridge Power Squadron having served as a commander, a past master of the Concord Yacht Club, and volunteered for 20 years with the Oak Ridge High School Masquers Club making costumes with his wife.
Mr. Vath is survived by his wife of 58 years Nancy Vath of Oak Ridge, son David Todd Vath and his wife Rebecca L. Vath of Charleston, S.C., grandchildren Madeleine E. Vath and Keegan David Matthew Vath, and his church family.
A memorial service will be held 3:00pm Saturday August 30, 2014 at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge with Jenny Caughman officiating. Following the service James will be interred in the Memorial Gardens at the Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Costal Carolina Council Boy Scouts of America 1025 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston, S.C. 29407-3441 for Troop 63.



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