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James Cawley

James F. Cawley Sr.

Tuesday, June 9th, 1936 - Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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James Francis Cawley, Sr., 82, of Indiana, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Communities at Indian Haven where he had resided for several months. Born in Altoona, June 9, 1936, he was a son of the late Edgar J. Cawley and Catherine M. (Reiland) Cawley. He was the husband of Elaine L. (Dodson) Cawley, whom he married 59 years ago on January 30, 1960.

He served as a U.S. Naval Reservist during much of the 1950’s.

He is remembered by many in the Indiana area where he worked for several decades as a Certified Public Accountant. He was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church of Indiana. James was previously a member of the following organizations: the Elks Club of Indiana, Lodge # 931; the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 1468 of Indiana; the Indiana Country Club, as well as the American Institute of CPA’s and the Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s.

In addition to his wife, Elaine, James is survived by his children: James F. Cawley, Jr. (Diane), Robindale Heights; Dr. John P. Cawley (Heather), Pittsburgh; Marianne Cawley (Bob Olszewski), Lower Burrell; and Thomas L. Cawley (Chris Hayes), Phoenix, AZ. He is also survived by the following grandchildren: Jessica Pecsenye; Erica Pecsenye; Chelsea Cawley; Kaitlin Cawley; Kevin Cawley and Elizabeth Cawley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Cawley.

Friends will be received, Saturday, January 5th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and again on Sunday, January 6th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 AM at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church. Entombment will be at the St. Bernard Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial donations may be made to: Food For the Poor, 640 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, or to St. Bernard School, 300 Clairvaux Drive, Indiana, PA 15701.

Online condolences may be made by visiting: www.rbfh.net .
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Fourth Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Inc., of Indiana
    Address
    965 Philadelphia St.
    INDIANA, PA 15701
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    Clairvaux Drive
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Bernard Mausoleum
    Address
    200 Clairvaux Drive
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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Donations are being accepted for: FOOD FOR THE POOR INC.

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Posted at 08:24am
Dr. Cawley, our deepest condolences to your family at this difficult time. Shawn and Tammy (Pry) Burkey
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Kathy Quick

Posted at 04:58pm
Marianne, Jim, Diane and Family So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how difficult this time is for all of you. Trust in the Lord. God bless, Kathy Quick
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The English Department at United

Posted at 03:16pm
With sympathy and prayers- Jody, John, Lori, Mary, Raz, and Vicki
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Dan Flick & Tim Templeton

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Barb Burda

Posted at 02:50pm
John I am so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Barb Burda
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724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com