James W. Montague, Jr., 72, husband of 52 years to Eleanor (Stufflet) Montague of Pottstown, passed away on Monday at Phoenixville Hospital. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Marie (Seavers) Montague, and the late James W. Montague, Sr.
He was a 1956 graduate of Pottstown High School, and a United States Navy Veteran who served aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. James was a long time employee of the Reading Railroad, and a retiree of Conrail, who after his retirement also worked for the Montgomery County Housing Authority, and as a school bus driver for both the Pottsgrove and Spring- Ford School Districts. He was a member of both the American Legion and the Elks, who enjoyed camping, traveling, spending time at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, collecting baseball caps and light houses, and also visiting light houses.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter; Cindy Montague Eisenhauer, of Harleysville, his son; Brian Montague, of Loxahatchee, Fl., his daughter; Kim Finkbiner, wife of John, of Douglassville, his grandchildren; David Eisenhauer, Shayne Eisenhauer, Zachary Finkbiner, Joshua Finkbiner, and Ashley Finkbiner, his sister; Bernadette McKinney, of Sinking Spring, and his twin sister; Jeanette Brennan, of Pottstown. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister; the late Barbara Custer.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown, Pa., 19464. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery in Pottstown. Friends may also call on Saturday morning from 9:30-10:10:15 AM at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be made to a charity of the donor’s cho