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1952 James 2021

James L. Stank

August 16, 1952 — June 20, 2021

James L. Stank, 68, of Mechanicsburg died Sunday, June 20, 2021 at his home.

He was a retired Accountant in Grant Management from the Commonwealth of PA. Prior to working for the Commonwealth, Jim was involved in sales and procurement at D & E Communications, Alternate Solutions, Inc. and Inacom Information Systems, all in the midstate. He had also worked as Director/Coordinator for Northumberland County Tourist Promotion Agency.

Jim was always fascinated with the business of business. He had the entrepreneurial spirit, and was involved early on in several ventures, including as co-founder of Ski Ventures, Inc. a ski rental business in Hazelton and Lewisberry.

Jim also lived for several years in Santa Monica, CA, where he was a sales representative for Digital Mobile Communications and where he also worked as a Crew Lead for Eastern Airlines. While in California, he loved living by the beach, traveling extensively, attending sporting events and generally living the CA lifestyle.

Over the years, Jim participated in several community organizations. He was a 3RD Degree member of and volunteer for the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member and served on the board of the PSU Alumni, Capital Chapter and was a volunteer fundraiser for The ARC of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC).

Jim had a great sense of humor and really engaging smile. He loved sports, and was an enthusiastic fan of the USC Trojans. He loved to “network”, was an all-around sociable guy, genial and charming with acquaintances and beloved by lifelong friends.

Jim was a unique person – he had the gift of gab, and was a man of ideas and dreams – he was a true character, and will be sorely missed by his family.

Jim was born August 16, 1952 in Shamokin to the late Arthur Anthony and Marie Teresa (Swartz) Stank.

He is survived by his sister, Louise Thomas (John) of Mechanicsburg; brother, Arthur/Archie Stank (Laurie Watkin) of Downingtown; nephews Joseph Yanick (Alexandra) of West Chester and Aaron Stank (Alexandra Bigelow) of Philadelphia; nieces Lisa Rhen (Michael) of New Cumberland and Aimee Stank of New York, NY; a grandnephew, Franklin Rhen and grandniece, Maisie Yanick.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn State Health Four Diamonds Fund,


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