James Arthur Mappus, Sr. Charleston - James Arthur Mappus, Sr., husband of the late Vivian Branks Mappus, passed away on January 9, 2022. He was born in Charleston, SC, on July 3, 1930 to the late Elsie Buck Mappus and T.T. Mappus, Sr. Jim is survived by three daughters and one son: Charlene M. LaRosa of Charlotte, NC; Lois M. Shifflett (Kenneth) of Hampstead, MD; Susan M. Williams (Jeffrey) of Catawba, VA; James A. Mappus, Jr. (Wrenna) of Aiken, SC; as well as four grandchildren, Lisa L. Kirby (Joseph) of Charlotte, NC; Andrew Shifflett of Union Bridge, MD; Lauren S. Conn of Hanover, PA and Taylor Shifflett of Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also survived by four great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Brynne Kirby and Spencer and Hallie Conn and a great-grandson, Brecklin Conn. Theodore T. Mappus, Jr. is his surviving sibling. Jim had a long and distinguished career in the property and casualty insurance fields, starting locally with the former Equitable Fire Insurance Company. After marriage in 1950, the family moved to Columbia, SC, where he joined the Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance Company as their State Agent. He subsequently became associated with United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company (USF&G) as Special Agent for South Carolina. In 1957, he accepted a promotion and transferred to the USF&G's Home Office in Baltimore, MD as Administrative Assistant. After numerous internal promotions, in 1975, he was elected Vice President responsible for the fire, marine and multi-lines operations. In 1985, he was appointed Senior Vice President of the newly created Commercial Lines Department. During his extensive career, he served on the Board of Directors of the Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Underwriters and Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Company, both subsidiaries of the parent company. Jim served as USF&G's representative on the Board of Directors and Governing Committees of numerous and various insurance-type organizations at the state and national level, including the Federal Flood Insurance Program, American Nuclear Insurance Program, President of the Maryland Fair Plan, The Insurances Services Office, Industrial Risk Insurers, Texas Insurance Advisory Association, Property Insurance Committee of American Insurance Association, Virginia Property Insurance Association and Past President of Louisiana Insurance Advisory Association. Jim retired in 1988 and returned with his family to West Ashley in Charleston. He participated in various community activities in his later years. He was a member of the German Friendly Society, Coastal Carolina Fair and Wednesday Work Crew at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Jim's family would like to thank the staff at Benton House of Aiken and Encompass Health-Hospice for the tender and compassionate care that their father received. His funeral service will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 in J.Henry Stuhr Inc. Downtown Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel. Memorials may be made in his name to Alzheimer's Association
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Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2022.