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Gold Wing Road Riders Association

Pennsylvania District

Chapter Y - Liberty Wings

Harleysville  PA

In Remembrance of Chapter Y Passing Members

In Remembrance

James “Jim” Drueding

January 25, 1945 - April 3, 2020

Jim was a motorcycle enthusiast.  He was an avid and cherished member of GWRRA for 14 years.  Jim loved riding his beloved Black Honda Goldwing Trike.  Even though he had to wear oxygen all the time, having the oxygen tank at his side did not stop him from riding.

He was a small framed man who possessed a BIG heart.  Jim began riding at a young age having started riding motorcycles some 50 years ago.  He started out with a two wheeler then "graduated" to a three wheeler for safety and comfort. Before he was married and had his daughter, he used to race Indian motorcycles. He loved the freedom of riding; he always had a smile on his face when he was on his bike.  He was a nature enthusiast; loved birds, wildlife and camping.  As Road Captain, Jim often led many back county road rides.  Anyone who met Jim soon learned that he had an extensive knowledge of motorcycles.  He loved going to the Lansdale Bike Night and participated in many benefit bike rides.

He was more spiritual than religious and lived a full life as a husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.

On March 20, 2020, Jim went into the hospital for a left lung transplant. He was up walking around for several days after surgery doing fairly well.  There were complications.  He contracted Covid-19 and succumbed to its grip.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  He stated he was going to keep riding until the day he couldn't ride anymore.  I guess you could say that he lived until he died.

He is now riding the true Gold Wing in heaven.