The Lions. Lionesses and Leos of District 14-M and Multiple District 14 sadly report the recently passing of Past District Governor James E. “Jim” Higinbotham last Tuesday, May 23, at the age of 88.
Visitation for PDG Higinbotham will be held Friday, May 26, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Schrock-Hogan Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 226 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi. A Lions Service of Remembrance will be held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Lions in attendance are urged to gather at 7:50 p.m.
Funeral services for PDG Higinbotham will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Maple Creek Cemetery in Fallowfield Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fallowfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1660 Route 481, Charleroi, PA 15022 or PA Lions Beacon Lodge, 114 State Street, Mt. Union, PA 17066.
PDG Higinbotham served as 14-M’s District Governor during the 1990-1991 Lions year. He became a Lion in 1981 and was originally a member and past president of the Fallowfield Lions Club, to which he belonged at the time he served as District Governor. In 1999, he transferred his membership to the Beallsville Centerville Richeyville Lions Club. For the last 10 years, PDG Higinbotham has been a member of the Roscoe Lions Club. PDG Higinbotham was a Melvin Jones Fellow.