James R. Hebenthal, 64, of Blairsville, PA passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at his home.

          A son of Dale V. and Sara M. (Griffith) Hebenthal, he was born September 10, 1949 in Blairsville, PA.

          Jim was a veteran of the Army and retired in 2012 from Superior Well Services, Black Lick as a fleet manager.

          He was a member of the UMWA #1257, New Florence.

          Jim loved hunting, working on the farm and was a very kind person and would help anyone.

          Surviving are his special friend, Lylia Romanish of Blairsville; three daughters, Carla Mowery (Brian) of New Florence; Jill Secorie of Bolivar and Janice Hebenthal of Robinson; eight grandchildren; one great grandson; seven brothers, Donald D. Hebenthal (Donna) of Homer City; Larry A. Hebenthal of Johnstown; William L. Hebenthal (Lori) of Blairsville; David L. Hebenthal (Karen) of Brush Valley; John W. Hebenthal (Kathi) of Derry; Kirk V. Hebenthal of Jeannette and Dennis E. Hebenthal of Blairsville; six sisters, Bonnie L. Confer (Nelson) of Connellsville; Diane M. Shirley (Bruce) of Youngstown; Brenda M. Fairchild (Reuben) of Blairsville; Marlene J. Kerley (Tom) of Blairsville; Darlene S. Cowan (Timothy) of Blairsville and Rebecca J. Snyder (Robert) of Penn Run; and several nieces and nephews.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maryann in 2005; a brother, Ronald D. in 1980 and an infant brother, Daniel E.

          The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Nelson Confer officiating.

          Interment will be in SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, PA.

          Military services will be accorded by the Blairsville VFW Post #5821 and American Legion Post #0407.

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