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James Otis Monger, "Jim"

Obituary for James Otis Monger, "Jim"

April 5, 1931 - May 11, 2017
Port Deposit, Maryland | Age 86

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James Otis Monger, "Jim", age 86 of Port Deposit, MD passed away on May 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 5, 1931 in Elkton, MD to the late Otis Richard Monger and Ethel (Hanna) Monger.

Jim graduated from Rising Sun High School in 1948. He then played for the Boston Braves in 1949 for a short period of time. He worked for Canteen Company from 1950-1951. Jim served in the Army from 1952-1961. In 1953, he served in the Korean War 8th Division. Jim later worked at General Motors from 1956-1959. He also worked with his father, Otis at his Automotive Mechanic Shop in Rising Sun for over 50 years. Jim was employed with Chrysler Auto Manufacturing for 35 years retiring in June of 1994 where he was a member of UAW 1183. Jim was a life-long member of the American Legion Post 194 in Rising Sun, MD. In the late 1960's to the early 1970's, Jim managed and coached Rising Sun Little League. Jim was a baseball enthusiast with a special interest in watching the Orioles and Yankees. As a grandfather, Jim always attended his grandchildren's sporting events.

Jim is survived by his son, Michael K. Monger and his companion, Christina Loy of Nottingham, PA; daughter, Patti M. Foard and her husband, Bob of North East, MD; and grandchildren: Ian M. Monger of West Palm Beach, FL, Lindsey R. Monger of Rising Sun, MD, Whitney M. Foard of North East, MD, and Madison T. Foard of North East, MD.

In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Anna Mae Monger and sister, Betty M. Dugan.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00AM with a visitation beginning at 10:00AM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 South Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7:00-9:00PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Brookview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "The American Legion Honor Guard Post 194" and send in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.

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111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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