James A. "Ole Man" Greenawalt, 78, of Wattsburg, died Friday, October 4, 2013 at his residence, following a brief illness. A resident of the Erie area most of his life, he was born in Shippenville, Pa. on March 5, 1935, a son of the late Milton and Mabel Hale Greenawalt.
James worked with GE for 25 years as a truck driver and was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed working on cars of all kind and going to the races at Eriez Speedway.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children in infancy and one brother, Dwayne Greenawalt.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth Ann Peck Greenawalt; one daughter, Cheryl Horn and her husband Robert of Edinboro; five sons, Joe Kujawa and his wife Cathy of Millcreek, Brian Greenawalt and his significant other Rose Moore of Waterford, Mark Greenawalt and his wife Debra of Union City, Jamie Greenawalt and his significant other Liz McCracken of Waterford, and Shawn Greenawalt of Wattsburg; a foster daughter, Chris Gant and her husband Don of Georgia; two sisters, Katie Logan and her husband Jack of Rochester, N.Y. and Arvilla Sherman of Erie; one brother, Norman Greenawalt of Dubois, Pa.; a dear friend Janet Ray of Erie and her children, John Kendziora and his wife Lisa, Beth Ann Barriclow and her husband Lindsey, and Shelly Lyn Askins and her husband Greg; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-granchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until the time of services there at 8 p.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Breast Cancer
Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.