James R. Carmella, 85, of DuBois died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 4, 1927, he was the son of the late Patsy and Jennie (Pitzrell) Carmella. On July 25, 1947, he married Margaret E. (Hughes). She survives.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. He retired as a spring fitter from Triangle Auto Springs after 48 years of service.
He was a member of the St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church and was a member and a four-time president of the DuBois Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17; the DuBois Country Club, where he was an avid golfer; and the past president of the DuBois Central Christian Athletic Association for four years.
He was active in the DuBois Little League for more than 30 years, where he was a manager, coach, district administrator and president of the league for eight years.
He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who is survived by two daughters, Cathy Chambers and her husband Elwood of Casstown, OH and Debbie Pettigrew and her husband, Dr. William of Mars; two sons, James D. Carmella and his wife, Debbie of Indiana and Bradley R. Carmella and his wife, Darlene of Hamilton, OH; one sister, Virginia Syrylo of DuBois; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Sara and Rose Hand, Barbara Josephine Willhide and Jacqueline Delores Rogers and three brothers, A.F. “Duff”, Armond, and Paul “Pee Wee” Carmella.
Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home. A scriptural wake service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church with Msgr. Richard Siefer as celebrant.
Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorials may be placed with the charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to www.gbfuneralhome.com.