James Leonard Littel was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on March 28, 1938. He entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on August 16, 2020. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 60 years, Leona (nee Hamelink), and his children; Cindy (David Steiginga), James Jr. (Karen Littel), and Gregg (Wendy Littel), as well as 9 loving grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Marie Littel and his sister Doris Dyk.
James received his business degree from Rutgers University. He retired from Clark-O'Neill pharmaceutical marketing industry where he served as the Vice President of sales for over 20 years. After his retirement, he, along with his wife, owned and operated the Misty Valley Bed and Breakfast in Cincinnatus. He was a lover of sports and was a talented and respected fast-pitch softball pitcher. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time hunting with his family.
James had an unwavering faith in God. He was an active member of Preakness Christian Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, and then a faithful attendant of First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, NY.
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 21, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus. Funeral services will be held at the church at 12:00 noon followed by burial in Willet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, Missionary Fund, 2608 Baptist Avenue, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.