James L. Mammoser, 82, of Cape Coral, Florida and Genoa, Illinois, passed away on March 1, 2018 in Cape Coral. He was born on July 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Charles and Francis (Siefert) Mammoser. James proudly served in the US Army during the Cold War Era and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Following his military service, he began working for Illinois Bell Telephone Systems, where he worked for 35 years, until his retirement. He was an avid reader of non-fiction, an inventor and mechanical genius. His knowledge and understanding of historical events, leaders, and numerous other subjects, far exceeded that which his formal education provided. He was self-taught in every-day problem-solving, long before the advent of YouTube and relished in the challenge of finding a new solution to a problem. He enjoyed working, camping, fishing, and antique cars, but what he loved most was spending time with his family. He was a perpetual student and at the same time, a patient teacher. He would rather spend an hour showing someone how to complete a task than do it himself, much faster. He would share his knowledge and insight on any topic, but then follow up with “I have a good book for you.” His quick wit, honest work ethic, positive attitude and unwavering faith were his greatest gifts to his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him, but none more than his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Leona (Milewski); his sons, Thomas (Dana); Michael (Carol); Charles (Cynthia); Raymond (Jill); his daughter, Ann Marie Anderson (Jeff); and his 13 grandchildren, Thomas Mammoser Jr., Alex Mammoser, Tyler Mammoser, and Andrew Mammoser, Jaclyn Stack, Michelle Kibbler, Nicole Bates, Morgan Anderson, Paige Anderson, Julia Anderson, Christian Mammoser, Emily Mammoser, and Brian Mammoser; 5 great-grand children; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Donald Mammoser, his sisters, Virginia Lutsch and Sister Mary Mammoser OSF, and his granddaughter, Kira Mammoser.
Services to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Disabled American Veterans CST are appreciated.