James Kulp Gehman

James (Jimmy) Kulp Gehman, 81, of Wallops Island, Va., died Aug. 19, 2022. He was born July 15, 1941, to Abraham B. Gehman and Mary C. Kulp Gehman of Barto, Pa.


He graduated from Goshen College in Indiana, where he received a degree in biology. He was a lifelong Mennonite, birdwatcher, naturalist, master gardener, pitcher extraordinaire in fast-pitch softball and poet.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Sandy Gehman; two children, Jenny (John Grant) Gehman of Melfa, Va., and Suzanne (Matthew) Auchter of Reading, Pa.; his faithful dog and close companion, Bobbe; three sisters, Johanna Gehman, Ada Gehman and Rhoda Gehman, all of Barto, Pa.; four brothers, Linford (Becky) Gehman of Bergton, Va., Abe (Drollene) Gehman of Bally, Pa., Merrill Gehman of Anchorage, Alaska, and Harley (Linda) Gehman of Indian, Alaska; a sister-in-law, Jennie Gehman, who was married to his brother, Ronnie; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by two brothers, Dwight and Ronnie Gehman.

No public services are planned at this time.

The family asks friends to show their appreciation of Jimmy and his family by making a memorial donation in his name to either Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, Pa., or to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, N.Y.

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