April 11, 2012
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James Michael Cusick, 77, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He was the son of the late Mary and James Cusick, born on October 6, 1934 in Preston (Hanover Township). He graduated from Hanover High School in 1952. Jim worked at the Huber Colliery (Blue Coal) prior to serving in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956, being stationed in Germany. He then began his 34-year career as an Ironworker where he received numerous awards and recognition for his work on various structures throughout the area. He is a member of Ironworkers Local 489. Jim retired in 1992 from Ironworking and became a custodian for the Hanover Area School District until 1999, when he permanently retired. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rita (Fallon), whom he missed deeply. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ann (Nancy) Antonaitis, and three brothers-in-law, John Fallon, George Fallon and Louis Fallon; and three sisters-in-law, Helen Tagnani, Rosemary Williams, and Evelyn Fallon. Jim is survived by his two children, Maryann Cusick of Mountain Top, and James Cusick and his wife, Kathryn, of Harrisburg. He was also the beloved grandfather of three, Mary Beth, Brad and Kristin Cusick of Harrisburg. James is also survived by his sister, Maureen McCormick, and sister-in-law Andrea Fallon; and brothers-in-law, Joseph McCormick and John Antonaitis; as well as many dearly loved nieces and nephews. Jim's children would like to thank the numerous friends and family members who helped to support them through this difficult time; especially those who helped him with his day-to-day necessities after Rita's passing. Your help, love and support is greatly appreciated. As per Jim's wishes, there will be no memorial service. Condolences may be sent to the Cusick family c/o 550 Fairwood Boulevard, Mountain Top, PA 18707. Arrangements are by the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.
Published in Times Leader on Apr. 13, 2012