JOHNSONBURG - James A. Blint, 86, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died Saturday (April 23, 2016) at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys after a short illness.
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He was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Johnsonburg, a son of Donald and Frances Legacy Blint. On Feb. 2, 1952, in Holy Rosary Church, he married Rita N. Dagustine.
Mr. Blint was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean Conflict from 1947-1951. He received military honors and a Korean Service Bronze Star.
He worked for 14 years at the Johnsonburg paper mill as a second class mechanic; 40 years as a contractor under the name JA Blint and Sons; and six years at Walmart after his retirement in 1999.
Jim was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Johnsonburg, where he served as an usher; Johnsonburg VFW; Senior Center; and was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club. He was a former member of the Elk's and Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed many years as a member of the Central Hose Drum Corps.
He loved spending time with his family at his camp, hunting and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.
In addition to his wife of Johnsonburg, he is survived by four children, Sandra M. Schwabenbauer of Johnsonburg, Denise M. Blint of Horseheads, N.Y., James D. (Gloria) Blint of Mount Lebanon, and Scott M. (Marilyn) Blint of Portersville; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Matthew) Duda of Pittsburgh, Michele Schwabenbauer of Milan, Italy, Breann (Ruben) Torres of Zelienople, Brittany (Zachery) Kristophel of Evans City, Kohl Blint of Portersville, Matthew (Megan Crowell) Blint of Pittsburgh, and Jessica Blint of Philadelphia; four great-grandchildren, R.J., Gianna, Mia, Jack and Liam; and a brother, Donald (Sally) Blint of Kane.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Blint; and a son-in-law, Edward Schwabenbauer.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg, and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Johnsonburg with the Rev. David Wilson as celebrant. Military honors will be accorded by members of the Johnsonburg/Ridgway Servicemen's Detail. Service members are asked to assemble at the Ubel Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Church Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
The family suggests memorials to Holy Rosary Church; or the Johnsonburg Senior Center and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Ubel Funeral Home
111 Bridge Street
Johnsonburg, PA 15845
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 25 to May 2, 2016