Donald W. "Jiggs" Himes (1925 - 2015)

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Donald W. "Jiggs" Himes, 90, Brockport, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Christ the King Manor in DuBois.
Born Jan. 20, 1925, in Shawmut, he was the son of the late Fred and Nellie Linane Himes. On Oct. 23, 1948, he was married to Vera Rose Comiotti at the Coal Hollow Catholic Church in Coal Hollow by the Rev. Philip Herrmann. She survives.
Jiggs was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II during the Invasion of Normandy.
He was retired from Brockway Glass with 38 years working in Machine Upkeep in the hot end.
He was a member at both the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp and St. Tobias Church in Brockway.
He also was a member of Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion in Brockway.
Jiggs enjoyed traveling, hunting and being in the outdoors.
He especially enjoyed trapping and was a lifetime member of the Trapper's Association.
He is also survived by a daughter, Diane Amitrone of Brockway; a son, William (Cathy) Himes of Brockport; five grandchildren: David Barber, Mary Ann (Chad) Nadji, Suzanne (Ed) Hynds, Joseph Barber, Matthew (Stephanie) Himes; and seven great-grandchildren: Benjamin Barber, Angelina Hynds, Callie Barber, Maria Hynds, Jack Barber, Carter and Owen Himes.
He was the last surviving member of his family.
He was also preceded in death by a son: Donald W. Himes Jr.; two sisters, Genevieve Rizzo and Geraldine Himes; and a brother, Lloyd "Butt" Himes.
Honoring his wishes there will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with the Rev. Msgr. Charles Kaza and the Rev. Fr. Ross Miceli as con-celebrant. Full military honors will be accorded by Parson-Marnatti Post #95 of the American Legion Monday morning at the church. Burial will follow in St. Tobias Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the , St. Tobias Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent DePaul or a .
Arrangements are under the direction of the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Brockway.
Online condolences may be made at
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Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc
1033 4Th Ave
Brockway, PA 15824
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Published in The Courier Express from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2015
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