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James Fanning

April 4, 1958 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 62)


James Fanning, 62, of Hazle Township, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Hazleton following a short illness.

Born in Hazleton, April 4, 1958, he was the son of Joan (Meister) Fanning, Hazleton; and the late George Fanning and had spent most of his life in the Hazleton area.

James was the Owner and Proprietor of Shepherd Construction Company which has been in business for over 30 years. He attended Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish, Hazleton. James enjoyed riding motorcycles, quads, snowmobiles and Jet skis. He also enjoyed woodworking and loved spending time with his family and dogs.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his father by a son Brian Fanning who passed away September 26, 2016.

Surviving are his loving wife of 35 years, the former Janet Beazzo to whom he was married on May 28, 1984; a son Travis Fanning; a daughter Charlene Fanning, Hazleton; and three grandchildren Aiden, Heaven, and Savannah.

His funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

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