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James H. Morvetz

Morvetz, James H., 87, Greensburg, passed away June 23, 2017 at his home. Born April 30, 1930, he was the son of the late James and Nellie (Halley) Morvetz. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Clarissa A. (Hice) Morvetz and was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, in Greensburg, where they were married. He was blessed with four daughters and known as “Big Jim” by his sons-in-law. His “girls” Kimberly Mulvay, (John); Diane DeBone, (Sam); Karen Morgan, (David); Bonnie Kubistek, (Robert). He was “Pap” to grandchildren, Kary, Amy, Ryan, Samantha, Amanda, Jimmy, Kayla, Carlee and four great grandchildren, Alexa, Autumn, Ricky and Oliver. He was a brother to Carl “Buddy” Washington, (Linda). Prior to his retirement in 1989, he was employed by Bell Atlantic for 30 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. As a devoted father, Jim volunteered for the Greensburg YMCA swim team where he coached all four of his daughters for over 17 years. He was honored as Citizen of the Week in the Greensburg Tribune Review for his coaching and contributions to the community. He enjoyed camping with his family as a member of the Ten-Tra-Hi camping group and, after his retirement, he and Cris traveled throughout the United States and spent many winters in Florida. The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Donna, Lois, Kristy and Laura, who cared for him as if he were family. A special thank you to Dr. Randall Cook, his staff, and Excela Hospice for much needed guidance and support. A private celebration of Jim’s life will be held later at the convenience of the family. Arrangements in care of the Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 146 Chandler Ave. “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care,” Condolences may be made at

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