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James Sturgeon

James E. Sturgeon

Friday, November 14th, 1947 - Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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James Eugene Sturgeon, 71, of Clymer, died, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Haida Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Hastings. Born November 14, 1947 in Indiana, he was a son of the late, John Edward Sturgeon and Dorothy L. (Ashbaugh) Sturgeon.

Jim was a graduate of Penns Manor High School and the Salvation Army Seminary in Suffern, NY. He then ministered for the Salvation Army in New York for several years. Jim returned home and began working as a coal miner for Greenwich Collieries.

He was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps where he served three years during the Vietnam War.

He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, planting and gardening. He raised Apple, Peach and Cherry Trees and could often be found tending and caring for his fruit trees. He also raised various shrub trees.

Jim is survived by his daughter: Jalon Faherty (Jonathon), Tarpon Springs, FL. He has three grandchildren: Victoria Diller and Ethan and Emily Faherty. His surviving siblings are: Carol Miles (Earl), Blairville; Richard Sturgeon (Shirley), Penn Run; John Sturgeon, Clymer; Duane Sturgeon, Clymer; Janet Stumpf (James), Shelocta; Timothy Sturgeon (Deb), Appomattox, VA; and Mark Sturgeon (Donna), Clymer.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his nephew, Lee Sturgeon.

Friends will be received Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM,, the time of his funeral service, at the Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home, Clymer. Rev. Robert White will officiate. Interment with military honors will be at the East Mahoning Cemetery, Purchase Line.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Clymer American Legion, Post 222, 485 Franklin Street, Clymer, PA 15728.

Online condolences may be made at rbfh.net.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer
    Address
    655 Franklin Street
    CLYMER, PA 15728
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 11th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer
    Address
    655 Franklin St
    CLYMER, PA 15728
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Bob White
  • Interment

    Location
    East Mahoning Cemetery
    Address
    East Mahoning Baptist Church
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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