James P. Aiken CLAREMONT — It is with profound sadness that the family of James P. Aiken announce his passing into the arms of heavenly angles on Oct. 8, 2021; he was 68. James was born June 17, 1953, the fifth child of Charles L. Aiken Sr. and Yvonne Alice (Sylvester) Aiken, in Claremont, New Hampshire. James attended Claremont grammar schools and graduated from Stevens High School in the class of 1973. James summered on Great Island in Lake Sunapee having a very busy and typical youth. James was an active drummer in numerous area bands. James was employed by Wainshal's Furniture, Sturm Ruger and McBride Fabricators. James was single but was very family-oriented, always keeping abreast of all his loved ones. James was predeceased by his parents, Charles L. Aiken Sr. and Yvonne A. Aiken, his sisters, Margret M. and Susan Ruth, his brother, David Russell, all of Claremont. James is survived by his brothers, Charles (Patricia) Aiken, of Plainfield, New Hampshire, Timothy (Cheryl) Aiken, Paul Aiken (Elizabeth/Beth Simpson), all of Claremont, Herrick Aiken, of Newport, New Hampshire. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Aiken, of Claremont; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank Crotchet Mountain Community Care and especially Pam, for the devoted and loving care they provided James. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Roy Funeral Home, with the Rev. Arockia Antony officiating. Committal will follow in the family lot in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services. The family requests that all attending the service please wear a mask and practice social distancing. You are invited to share a memory of James with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.

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