MONTEITH – James Robert, 50, Hooversville (Blough), died March 7, 2009, at Windber Hospice after a long, valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born March 13, 1958, in Johnstown, son of Bridget (Stevens) Monteith and the late James Raymond Monteith. Survived by wife, the former Christine Ringler, whom he married on June 10, 1989. Also survived by children, Amanda Sue, Mount Washington, and Randall James, and fiancee, Jennifer Mikula, Johnstown; grandson, James Robert McKee, Mount Washington, and James’ father, Jason McKee, Plum; brothers, Mark, and wife, Linda, Stoystown; Richard, and wife, Patricia, Hollsopple; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Susan Ringler, Hollsopple; sister-in-law, Rhonda, and husband, Bryan Thomas, Hooversville; grandmother, Marcelline Stevens, Ebensburg; grandmother-in-law, Leone Ringler, Blough; and nieces and nephews, Alicia and Jonathon Thomas; Rachel Monteith; Mark Monteith, and wife, Robin; Randy Monteith, and wife, Tenisha; Melissa Monteith; Mark Monteith III; Tierdra Monteith; and Dominick Woy. Also survived by beloved kitties, Willow, Piper, Molly and especially, Jake the Snake. Jim loved his family and grandson, especially his little buddy, Jimmy, with whom he spent many hours and who gave him the will to live. Jim was passionate about bass fishing and greatly loved the sunsets on Lake Erie. He spent many hours behind the steering wheel sitting next to his Dad on their almost daily drives. Jim was affiliated with Bethel United Methodist Church, Hollsopple. He worked at Gander Mountain in the fishing department, as a maintenance mechanic at Westmont Hilltop High School and was a molder with Johnstown Corp. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at George E. Mason Funeral Home Inc., Davidsville, where funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m., Pastor Seth McPherson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jim’s name to Windber Hospice, 500 Somerset St., Windber, Pa. 15963.
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