Jim Koontz Obituary : Carlisle PA, man died in car accident

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Jim Koontz Death – James “Jim” Koontz, a resident of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Director of Facilities at Cumberland Valley School district has sadly passed away. He was announced dead by Shippensburg Greyhound Wrestling through a social media publication that read “We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of long time official Jim Koontz. His presence will be greatly missed this season and for seasons to come. Please keep the Koontz family in your thoughts and prayers.”

James “Jim” Koontz was a native of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, and he went to Central High School and graduated with the class of 1991. He attended Delaware Valley University from 1991 to 1995 where he studied Agronomy and environmental Science, Turf and Turfgrass Management. Jim was an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Penn National Golf Club and Inn from 1996 to 2000 in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, and Grounds Supervisor from 2000 to 2005.

He was an educator who served the Cumberland Valley School district in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with the best of his abilities. He was an Assistance Facilities Director from 2005 to 2012 and recently as a Director of Facilities. He made such an impact on so many and brought great joy and big smiles everywhere he went. Jim Koontz was a supporter of Montanas.

BBQ LLC in a social media publication said “We are deeply saddened this morning to share the passing of Jim Koontz. I first met Jimmy many years ago his first year officiating wrestling in Pennsylvania. Jim’s involvement in our beloved sport will be greatly missed in so many ways more than just his officiating. Our deepest condolences to his family and all his friends.”

“It always hits you the hardest when you tell someone see you later and you later realize you were actually saying goodbye. Jim Koontz you were a great friend and mentor that’s left us to soon.” Sam McCollum wrote on social media. “You will be missed and I can’t thank you enough for all the laughs, great times, and late night phone calls saying “hey Sammy what are you doing tomorrow I need you to work this tournament”. Thanks for all that you’ve done for myself many others and the wrestling community.”


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