Jim was a 1940 graduate of Coudersport High School. Upon graduation he entered the workforce, and was employed in several jobs, including being a leather sorter for the Tannery in Coudersport. In 1943 he enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps where he worked his way from B24 Maintenance to B24 Flight Engineer serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After his honorable discharge, Jim attended and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. By 1948 he had moved to Buffalo and began his career as a talented Graphic Artist for F.N. Burt of Buffalo and Cheektowaga, retiring in 1984. In 1988 he moved to Wellsville. He enjoyed working with his hands, wood carving, hunting in his earlier years, gardening, golfing, and traveling. He was a member of the American Legion Morrison Hayes Post 702 of Wellsville.
Jim is survived by: two sons, Allen Darrin of Wellsville, and David (Laura) Darrin of Dover, FL; a daughter, Julia Darrin of Cheektowaga; and a grandson Travis Darrin. In addition to his parents, and wives, he was predeceased by: seven brothers, and seven sisters.
A private graveside service will be held later this Spring. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, PBS, or the American Legion Post 702. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.