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Victim in Middletown fire led a 'bizarre and individual life'


He led a “bizarre and individual life that he chose.”mcmeniman2 11 15WEBJames McMeniman

That was James Francis McMeniman III, as summed up by his sister Cheryl Jenkins, during a memorial service that was held on Thursday, Feb. 5 in the chapel of the Middletown Home, where McMeniman had worked as a dishwasher in the kitchen for 11 months.

McMeniman died of smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out in his apartment in the 200 block of Lawrence St. in Middletown late Monday, Jan. 26. The fire has been ruled accidental. The cause has not been identified.



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