James W. English, 81, of Warren, Pa., died surrounded by his family, on Saturday evening, Oct. 10, 2020, at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, Pa.
He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Warren, Pa. He was the son of William LaVerne and Emma Johnson English.
James was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1956 graduate of Warren High School. He was employed as a driver with the former Sunshine Biscuit Company and was a cable technician for 34 years, retiring from Atlantic Broadband. Jim was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, and Warren Archery Club. He had been a baseball coach for many years with the Warren Little League baseball. His greatest joys in life were spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He was very attentive to attending their sporting and social events. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoorsman and enjoyed hiking.
Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanne Heary English, whom he married Jan. 25, 1969 in Warren, Pa.; four children: Greg A. English and wife, Beth of Warren, Pa., Jim English and wife, Jody of Sugar Grove, Pa., Bonnie Hannold and husband, Matt, and Debbie Briggs and husband, Eric, all of Russell, Pa.; one sister, Wilda Rashid of Warren, Pa.; 10 grandchildren: Jordan, Connor, Mariel, Olivia, Zachary, Kaileigh, Austin, Addyson, Hunter and Avah; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Connor James English; and one sister, Martha Baker.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m., where CDC Guidelines will be enforced, face masks and social distancing will be observed. Public is asked to enter via the front entrance of the funeral home, if handicapped please use the ramp entrances.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at 10 a.m., at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, Pa., with Father Stephen Schreiber, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Warren, Pa.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund or Hospice of Warren County, hospiceofwarrencounty. com, 1 Main St., Warren, PA. 16365.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www. lewisfuneralhomeinc.com