Entry Date: '64

Exit Date: 67


Status: D: 02/13/2019

James T. Girtman of Buckingham, Pa. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. He was 77. Tom was born in Leesburg, Fla. Upon graduation from Central Florida College, he entered the Naval Aviation Training Program as a Naval Aviation Cadet. He retired as a Commander with 20 years of active service and four years of Reserve service. During a break in Naval Service, he began another career with Trans World Airlines and retired at age 60 as a TWA Captain flying the B767. He was an avid racquetball/tennis player and enjoyed his retirement playing at the Philadelphia Sports Club and his Saturday Morning Men’s Tennis Group. He was a member of the Willow Grove Naval Flight Club and Covenant Presbyterian Church. Tom was a true gentleman who lived to honor God, his family and friends, faithfully and thoughtfully. He enjoyed his career as a pilot, a great laugh, and his furry friends. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Cooper), his daughters, Wendy Geisler of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Rebecca Girtman of Denver, Colo., and grandsons, Grahm Geisler and Wynn Geisler of Colorado Springs. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4000 Rt. 202, Doylestown, PA 18902. Relatives and friends are invited to arrive at 10 a.m. for time with the family and refreshments prior to the service. To send condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home’s web site listed below. Scanlin Funeral Home, Chalfont www.scanlinfuneralhome.com