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James C. Byers, age 81, of Erie, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born in Derry, Pa., on December 22, 1932, son of the late Joseph and Irene Stemmler Byers.
He Graduated from Derry Boro High School in 1950, and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Military as a 1st Lieutenant, in the Army Security Agency, from 1954 to 1956.
He worked in various supervisor positions at Erie Technological for 21 years, and retired from Spectrum Control Inc., in Fairview, Pa., as a Department Manager, after 15 years of service.
He was a member of St. Peters Church and enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and Steel head fishing. He enjoyed playing cards with friends and going to casinos for fun.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma K. Snyder, in 2009, and a brother Joseph Byers.
He is survived by a daughter Cindy Pallotta and her husband Tom of Erie; a grandson Tom Pallotta Jr.; one granddaughter Brittany Pallotta, both of Erie, a brother Edward Byers and his wife Betty of Derry, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street, Erie, on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and are invited to attend a service at St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Ron Freebourn officiating.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill.
Memorials can me made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 3968 Hershey Road, Erie, PA 16506.
Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory - West Lake
3801 W. 26th St.
Erie, PA 16506
Published in the Erie Times-News from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014