James Lenfest

Mar 22, 2019

James “Jimmy” H. Lenfest Jr., 75, of Swanville died March 21, 2019, at Waldo County General Hospital. He was born on April 17, 1943, in Swanville, the son of James and Bernice Lenfest Sr.

Jimmy attended Crosby High School and later joined the United States Army serving in Vietnam. He drove truck locally as well as logging before starting his career as a mechanic. Jimmy served people all over the state with his automotive business until becoming ill. He had a passion for working on cars, even small models, and loved animals.

He was predeceased by his parents; son Jamie Lenfest; and brother Eldon Lenfest.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Kathy (Hutchinson) Lenfest of Swanville; children Jason Lenfest of Swanville, Melissa Villeneuve and partner Rudy Vincent of Michigan, Deanna Lenfest of Belfast, Corey Hutchinson and partner Heather Alberts of Brooks, and Larry Salls and girlfriend Anne McKinney of Prospect; siblings Carolyn Smart and husband Earl, Darlene Perkins and husband Jon, all of Lamoine, Patricia Howie of Belmont and Beatrice Maxwell of Florida; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; logging friend Andy Hurd and longtime friend and pastor Herbie Littlefield and wife Elaine.

Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave. Belfast, where a funeral service will follow on Wednesday, March 27, at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in the spring at Smart Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions in his memory to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, P.O. Box 707, Rockport, ME 04856.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.

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