James Bruce Cornelius (1955 - 2014)

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James Bruce Cornelius, 59, DuBois, entered into Heaven's choir peacefully Saturday, Sept.13, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Jane Mong Cornelius.
Bruce, as he was known, was born March 4, 1955, in Grove City, and was a graduate of Sharon High School, Sharon, before attending Messiah College.
Singing was Bruce's passion and he touched many lives through his gift. He was choir director at Lakeside United Methodist Church and Christ Lutheran Church in DuBois for many years.
He also directed the DuBois and St. Mary's Barbershop Chapters. He sang in many barbershop quartets in the area before forming the Master's Plan Gospel Quartet in 2006. The Master's Plan have sung at many of the local churches and community events in a wide reaching area. He also founded the Cornelius Promotions Inc. in 2011 in order to bring gospel concerts to the DuBois area. Bruce felt his singing was a gift from God that he used for God's glory.
Bruce had previously worked at Brown's Boot Shop and Invensys Metering Systems in DuBois.
Bruce is survived by his beloved wife, Allison Gearhart Cornelius; his son, Kevin Cornelius and his wife, Maegan, of Lee's Summit, Mo.; his daughter, Kristi Woodburn and her husband, Matt, of Ephrata; and three grandchildren: Kyla Mae, Cael Lucas and Welles Ean Woodburn. He is also survived by his brother, Andrew Cornelius of Sharon, and his sisters: Deb Cornelius and Kim DeVite, both of Masury, Ohio, and Judy Fair of Michigan.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc., DuBois, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Lakeside United Methodist Church, DuBois. A funeral service will be follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Robert Zilhaver officiating.
Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church, DuBois, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at www.adamsonfuneral.com.
Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 14 to Sept. 15, 2014