JAMES P., Sr.
Of Turtle Creek, age 58, heroically on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Beloved husband of Vicki (Donofrio) Payne for 34 years in August; loving father of Jim "Slim" (Crystal) Payne, Jr. of Turtle Creek, Sara (Louis) Payne of Penn Hills and Marisa Payne of Turtle Creek; proud grandfather of Makaylee Payne; brother of Daniel (Mary Beth) Payne, David (Fran) Payne, Tim (Cathyann) Payne and Rob Payne; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was a retired employee of Kopp Glass with over 25 years of service. He was an avid fisherman, especially fishing at Crooked Creek State Park. Friends welcome Wednesday 2-8 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK/MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Colman Church on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 29, 2014