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James E. Held

October 19, 1943 — September 14, 2023

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James E. Held, 79, of Bulger passed away peacefully on Thursday September 14, 2023 in his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on October 19, 1943 in Akron, OH, a son of the late August and Vivian Eleanor Dewey Held and was raised in Circleville, OH until the 8th grade before moving to Cambridge, OH. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1962 where he ran track and played football. 

After high school he attended Tri State University in Angola, IN where he graduated with a degree in Drafting. 

A Veteran of the United States Army, he was stationed in Oakdale for 3 years where he was a member of the sharp shooting pistol team which traveled the country. After being honorably discharged from the service, he married Margaret “Peggy” Pendeville Held on April 25, 1970 and they made their first home in Midway. 

While working for Herbrick & Held and Smith Paint Co., he attended the University of Pittsburgh at night before transferring and graduating from Point Park College. Jim then took a job as a salesman with Team, Inc. for 21 years before being employed in the lab at Climax Molybdenum in Langeloth until his retirement in 2018.

Never missing any of his daughters’ dance recitals or activities, he enjoyed woodworking and building anything needed for the Burgettstown Homecoming and High School Musicals. 

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church where he served as a lector and helped with Bingo.

Surviving in addition to his wife Peggy are his two daughters Michele Renee Scuro and husband Patrick of Coraopolis and Molly Marie Held and husband David Dollins of Ingram; his two adored granddaughters Gia Marie and Tessa Lynn Scuro; his brother Gary Lee Held of GA; his sister-in-law Mary Jo Pendeville (wife of the late Joe); and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter Monica Lynn Held on August 23, 2010 and James Denman.

Family and friends will be received from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday Sept. 18, 2023 in Slater Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. of Burgettstown, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown, PA 15021 where departing prayers will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 19, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial Celebrated by Fr. David Perry will begin at 11:00 on Tuesday in Our Lady of Lourdes Church of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, Burgettstown. Interment will follow in the Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.

In leiu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. www.act.alz.org

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 18, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Slater Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Burgettstown

73 Highland Ave, Burgettstown, PA 15021

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Departing Prayers

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Slater Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. Burgettstown

73 Highland Ave, Burgettstown, PA 15021

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Church of St. Isadore the Farmer Parish

1109 S Main St, Burgettstown, PA 15021

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Interment

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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