PORT ALLEGANY - James B. Spiegel, 84, of Pine Grove Road, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2013) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Bradford, he was a son of James A. and Edna Barton Spiegel. On June 3, 1950, in Diamond, he married Janet A. Billsborough, who died May 12, 2002.
Mr. Spiegel had worked for Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, as a machine operator in the foam glass department for 35 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army
James was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1946.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed a lifelong hobby of making maple syrup.
Surviving are three sons, Charles E. (Suzanne) Spiegel of Turtlepoint, Kenneth J. (Mary Ellen) Spiegel of Joliet, Ill. and Daniel E. Spiegel of Port Allegany; two daughters, Patricia E. Luke of Smethport and Barbara E. (Wayne) Wright of Port Allegany; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Janet; a son, James E. Spiegel; two daughters, Carolyn Louise Cochran and Cheryl Lynn Spiegel; a brother, David Spiegel; and a sister, Janet E. Ostrander.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Kazimer, pastor of the First Church of God, Eldred, officiating.
Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Service or the
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