On October 31, 2008, JAMES A., beloved husband of the late Sarah R. (nee Ganz) Fersterman, devoted father of Diana J. Bowman and her late husband John E. Bowman, Sr. Also survived by three grandchildren; Kelli Meusel, Kristi Bowman and John E. Bowman, Jr., loving great- grandfather of Ashleigh, Aubrey, Bryan, Zoe, Brooke, Jack and the late MacKenzie. The family will receive friends at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Rd on Tuesday 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. at which time services will begin. Interment Zion Church Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the National Federation of the Blind Imagination Fund, 1800 Johnson St., Baltimore, MD 21230.