Farming Rural 12


James D. Gurman

December 11, 1959 ~ August 17, 2019 (age 59)
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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:

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