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James P. Considine, age 84, of Erie, died Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Saint Vincent Hospital. Born in Erie on October 16, 1929, he was the son of the late George and Frances (Simmons) Considine.
A graduate of Academy High School, he was a U.S. Army
veteran, serving during the Korean War
. Before his retirement in 1992, he worked for the Plumber and Steam Fitters Locals No. 333 and No. 47 for over 40 years.
Jim loved to golf and travel to Florida. He was past president of the Zukor Club and Times Old Newsies Association, life-member of Erie Maennerchor Club, founding member of Lakeview Country Club, and also was a member of the Elk's Club, and VFW
Post 470. He volunteered to construct St. Paul's Neighborhood Clinic, and served on the City of Erie Plumbing Code Commission.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George "Mickey" Considine, and a sister, Mary Ellen Harwood.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mildred C. (Kennedy) Considine; four children, Paul J Considine, Timothy A. Considine, wife Denise, Ann E. Sambuchino, husband Marc, and Ellen S. Riley, husband Frank, all of Erie; six grandchildren, Andrew Considine, Joseph and Alyse Sambuchino, Bridget, Megan and Francis Riley.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, and may attend a prayer service there Saturday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint George Church at 11 o'clock. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Neighborhood Clinic, 1608 Walnut Street, Erie, 16502, or Times Old Newsies Assn., 205 West 12th Street, Erie, 16501.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 19, 2013