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James W. McDonald
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Visitation

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Location:
Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

1 p.m.
Monday, May 15, 2017

Location:
Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

McDonald, James William, 83, Johnstown, originally from Nanty Glo, went home to be with the Lord May 9, 2017. Born May 2, 1934 to the late Dennis and Mary (Simmers) McDonald. Preceded in death by brothers, Dennis J.; and Ronald R. McDonald; nephew, Richard J. McDonald; and niece, Rhonda S. Hill. Survived by loving wife, Diane “Dee Dee” (Ickes Strayer); son, Jeffrey James Burkhart and wife Holly, CA; step daughter, Laura Strayer; granddaughter, Callan Burkhart, CA; nieces, Denise Molinich; Kim George; great nephew, Austin Molinich; sisters-in-law, Jean Litzsky; Carol and Rita McDonald; brothers-in-law, Terry and David Ickes; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Ed and Elly Brushko. Jim was a Koren War Vet in the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a guidance counselor from Bellefonte High School. Throughout Jim’s life he studied at many different universities, obtaining degrees from Penn State, St. Louis University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, St. Francis of Assisi College, and U.S.A.F. Jim was very active, working out at least five days a week. He enjoyed shooting pool and spending time with his family. Friends will be received Mon. May 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., where a memorial service and military rites will be held at 1 p.m. Arrangements in care of the Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com