James Burton Britton

Britton JamesJames Burton Britton, a retired Baltimore City parole and probation information technology specialist, beloved father and brother, died of cancer Thursday September 17th at University Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

He was 73 and went by the nicknames “Jim, Moose” and “Pop.”

Jim was born in Brockway to loving parents Burton A. and Jean M. Britton (deceased).

He is survived by his five step-children and their families: Beth & John O’Connor, Dede Ondishko & Kim Halter, Terri & Bob Smith, Julie & Mike O’Connor and Chris Ondishko, with 14 grand children and 8 great-grandchildren, of whom he was especially fond.

His caring siblings and their families survive him as well: Mary Ann & Jack Mihok, Kathleen Britton, Joan & Tom Higginbotham and Tom & Jackie Britton.

In the eyes of his family and friends he was the most kind, generous and warm-hearted person known.

He enjoyed travel, bicycling, motorcycling; in his youth he played football, basketball and tennis.

He supported his family and their friends at sports events and was known for his kind words of encouragement or consolation, always in the most humorous and humble manner.

Jim graduated from Thiel College in Greenville, PA with a BS and accepted work in Baltimore Maryland in 1964 where he lived his adult life.

He was a member of the Army Reserve Corp out of Williamsport, Pennsylvania (1964 – 1968).

A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, September 23rd at 11AM at Second Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.

The family requests that donations be made to the Leukemia Foundation or a charity of one’s choosing, in lieu of flowers.

An Interment Service is being planned in Brockway for Jim in October and the date and time will be announced when known.

The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in their father’s name to the Leukemia Research Fund at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Please send checks payable to: University of Maryland Medical System Foundation Attn: Greenebaum Cancer Center, Leukemia Research Fund 110 S. Paca Street 9th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201.

Online condolences may be sent to Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home.

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